Following two albums – one Grammy-winning and the other Grammy-nominated – Nas and Hit-Boy are returning with a new project. On Thursday (Dec. 23), Nas revealed that Magic, his and Hit-Boy’s next joint effort, will hit streaming services at midnight tonight (Dec. 24). The 9-song offering will see production from Hit-Boy, as well as the legendary DJ Premier and a vocal assist A$AP Rocky.
Last year, Nas and Hit-Boy came together to release King’s Disease, which went on to win Best Rap Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, marking Nas’ first-ever Grammy win in his 30-plus-year career. This August, the power duo struck again with their sequel album, King’s Disease II, which is also nominated for Best Rap Album at the upcoming 2022 Grammys.
“I feel like every song we make, without even consciously doing it, we’re trying to make it better than the last,” Hit-Boy told Complex about his and Nas’ chemistry earlier this year. “It’s just already embedded in us to do that. I feel like as long as we keep taking that approach, it’s going to get crazier and crazier…”
“I keep seeing every day like, ‘Damn, how would y’all top KD 1 (King’s Disease) that y’all won a Grammy for? This is even better.’ That’s a good feeling, and it lets me know that the chemistry is legit,” he continued. “I feel like we caught [that chemistry] quick… [and] the challenge of outdoing ourselves, I feel like it’s only getting better every time we create and I’m just looking forward to seeing what that’s going to bring our way.”
See Nas’ and Hit-Boy’s posts announcing Magic and find the project tonight at midnight.
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— Hit-Boy (@Hit_Boy) December 23, 2021