/  08.26.2020

This past weekend, Nas revealed his new thirteenth solo album King’s Disease, a project that was entirely produced by Hit-Boy and saw additional assistance from Lil Durk, Charlie Wilson, Big Sean, Don Toliver, Anderson .Paak, fellow Firm alumni Foxy Brown and AZ, and more. Today, he unveils a new visual for the album’s lead single “Ultra Black,” which sees Nas paying homage to all things black:

“Rhythm and blues, pop, rock to soul to jazz, ‘til my toes are tagged, how I look being told I’m not supposed to brag? Nobody fault, I tell the truth, I know it’s facts, we ultra black…/”

The visual features Nas in different locations while interspersed with shots of various Black families, from the pregnant mom and her husband and kids to the single dads. Hit-Boy can even be seen on his drum machine while holding his child, adding to the overall celebration of Black life and love.

Ultra Black” also attracted attention for a line which many considered a diss to Doja Cat, which, following Doja Cat’s own lighthearted response, was later debunked by Nas during a recent interview with Power 106:

“I just was really saying a rhyme that rhymed with ‘Ultra Black’… I rhymed that word with ‘ultra black,’ I didn’t even think of it. It’s all love, it’s all love, you know what I’m sayin’? It was like ‘Michael Blackson black.’”

King’s Disease comes two years after the release of its official predecessor NASIR, which followed the G.O.O.D. Music format of that period with only seven tracks and production from Kanye West. In addition to West, that project also saw additional appearances from Diddy, 070 Shake, The-Dream, and The World Famous Tony Williams. For critics of NASIR, he did liberate a second installment of his Lost Tapes series in 2019 — the first was released back in 2002.

Press play on “Ultra Black” below.


M3rkd_by_a_skirt | 'Beyond The Streamer'

Brooklyn streamer Marlisa Pee (aka M3rkd_by_a_skirt) shares her journey as a woman in gaming, gaining ...
  /  01.26.2022

Horizem | 'Beyond The Streamer'

Up-and-coming streamer Marcyssa Brown (aka Horizem) shares with REVOLT’s Rodney Rikai how she got into ...
  /  01.21.2022

Black to Business | 'Bet on Black'

Three new entrepreneurs compete for a chance to earn the grand prize through pitches that ...
  /  01.26.2022

Lil Duval, Sukihana, Project Pat, Big Homies House & Lil Scrappy join "Big Facts Live"

The “Big Facts” crew is live from the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, GA to celebrate ...
  /  01.04.2022
View More