Nas and Hit-Boy Get Up to New Tricks on 'Magic' Sequel Album

The tight-knit tandem deliver 'Magic 2' this Friday

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Jul 18, 2023

The creative relationship between Nas and Hit-Boy has proven a fruitful one, bearing four full-length albums in a span of two years. Now, the duo have lined up their fifth release together, set to arrive later this week.

Today on Twitter, Hit-Boy shared that Nas and himself will deliver Magic 2 on July 21 via Mass Appeal Records. While a tracklist has yet to be revealed, you can find the album's cover art above, picturing a young Nas becoming his present self. 

As its title implies, Magic 2 follows 2021's Magic, which the two gifted to listeners on Christmas Eve (December 24) that year. In a 9/10 review of the album, Exclaim! deemed the project "immaculate."

Of course, Nas and Hit-Boy have also come together for the concurrent King's Disease series of albums. Following a first entry in 2020, the two delivered King's Disease II in 2021, followed by King's Disease III last year. 

In October, Nas will perform in Canada as part of a co-headlining North American tour with Wu-Tang Clan.

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