Lauryn Hill the fans rejoice. On a track of Nas’ new album, the hip-hop legend stuns with a rap verse on the song “Nobody”, in which she raps about life, her career and even her “delay”.
Frequently listed as one of the greatest rappers of all time, Nas is back with King’s disease II, a sequel to her Grammy-winning album king’s disease (2020). Winner of the best rap album at the Grammys 2021, this album earned the rapper his very first Grammy, and if the first reviews of King’s disease II are an indication, Nas is gearing up to receive even more praise.
The album contains guest verses from greats like Eminem, YG, and Charlie wilson, but the feature that seems to stand out among fans is that of Ms. Lauryn Hill. It has been more than two decades since the two artists collaborated together on a track. Hill appeared on Nas’ track, “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)” in 1996.
In the new song by King’s disease IIHill ends the track with an expansive verse that catches fire on Twitter, with fans calling it a “return to form” for Hill.
The cool feature reminds fans exactly why Hill is known as one of the greatest rappers. Hill is rapping about the state of rap now, and all the talk about it in the media versus its reality.
She raps, “All my time has been focused on my freedom now / Why would I join them when I know I can beat them now?” / They put their words on me, and they can eat them now. / That’s probably why they keep telling me that I am needed now.
Fans immediately clung to one of her more cheeky lines, in which she refers to her “delay.” Hill gained a reputation for being constantly late to his own concerts. Hill is here to tell you that his lateness is quite simply the least of his worries.
She raps on the track, “My conscience like Keanu in The Matrix / I save souls and you all are complaining about being late.”
Serrano Shea, author of “The rap directory“, tweeted,” lauryn hill showed up at the nas album ready to remind everyone that there was a crown on her head. “
Fans were so happy to hear Hill rapping again that some were tweeting how touching the feature made them. One user wrote: “Nas did rap Lauryn Hill in 2021 … rapper fr … my teary eyes man …” Another user replied, calling the feature, “… a great time for the hipster hop. “
Other users simply celebrated the collaboration by calling them the GOATs of its kind (the greatest of all time). One account tweeted a photo of two goats and simply wrote, “Nas & Lauryn Hill on no one.”
Listen to the fan favorite song below:
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