Produced by Hit-Boy (Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Travis Scott) and co-executive produced by Hit-Boy and Gabriel "G Code" Zardes, Nas' thirteenth studio album King's Disease follows up 2019's The Lost Tapes 2 and the Kanye West-helmed Nasir from 2018. As the title of lead single, "Ultra Black" suggests, the track is a celebration of the black community, but also includes a shot at California rapper Doja Cat: "We goin' ultra Black, unapologetically Black / The opposite of Doja Cat," the legendary Queens MC raps. He also name-checks everyone from Grace Jones to actor Billy Dee Williams and the Motown label. "Nobody fault, I tell the truth, I know it's facts, we ultra black/ Grace Jones skin tone, but multi that, Multiple colors, we come in all shades, mocha black." Ultra Black," is the first taste of what's to come on King's Disease, which spans 13 lyrically lethal tracks. Teaming up with Grammy-winning producer Hit-Boy, Nas shared he was excited about their collaboration, "I've been trying to do this with this man for years."