Last summer, Nas unveiled his thirteenth studio LP King’s Disease, a Hit-Boy-helmed effort that saw 13 tracks and additional assists from Charlie Wilson, Big Sean, Don Toliver, Lil Durk, Anderson .Paak, The iconic Firm supergroup, and more. This week, the Queens legend reaches back to that album to liberate a new visual for “27 Summers,” which is co-produced by Rogét Chahayed and acts as a reminder for those to forgot how long Nas has been shutting down both the stages and the charts:
“Rich, matte-black Rolls, yeah, I got ‘em seeing ghosts, twenty-seven summers, that wasn’t even the goal, blowing kush clouds and we all for the smoke, Black card, Black Rolls, more Black CEOs/
Bitch, I’m in a good mood, good group pulled me up, Mass Appeal, movies and music, sign with us, all my niggas millionaires, G-Code know what’s up…/”
Directed by Jon J., the video shows Nas living the high life in Miami, walking through a mansion with his many plaques adorned on the walls, sipping high-end Hennessy (of which he is also making money with), riding around in old (and new) Rolls Royces, and more. At one point in the clip, he can also be seen playing golf while DJ Khaled gives him his flowers, ensuring that no one else has taking over the warm weather season every year for this long.
Overall, King’s Disease is quite a departure from its predecessor, the more polarizing Nasir. Produced in its entirety by Kanye West, that project saw collabs with Diddy, 070 Shake, The-Dream, The World Famous Tony Williams, and more over seven tracks — a pattern also seen by a few other G.O.O.D. Music releases during that timeframe. Prior to that, he released the emotionally charged Life Is Good in 2012.
Press play on Nas’ “27 Summers” video below.