Nas has released “Ultra Black,” the first Hit-Boy-produced single from his forthcoming album, King’s Disease, and I absolutely love it.
The single celebrates blackness in only a way that Nasir Jones can as he raps:
Oh yes, oh yes, God bless success
We goin’ ultra black, like the Essence Fest
Talk with a mask on, the freshest breath
African black, so caress the flesh
Superfly, The Mack, sittin’ fly in the ‘Lac
Take the boat on the water, history talks with my daughter (Dest’)
My son’ll be my resurrection (Knight)
Constantly learnin’ lessons, I never die, you get the message?
I hope you be better than I, life’s precious (Precious)
Sometimes I’m over-black, even my clothes are black
Cash Money with the white tee and the soldier rag
We goin’ ultra black, unapologetically black
The opposite of Doja Cat, Michael Blackson black
Like clockwork, the Doja Cat bar set social media on fire as people took to the streets of Twitter to share their reactions.
Peep the tweets:
Listen to “Ultra Black” below:
Nas’ new album, King’s Disease, is slated to arrive on August 21.
Your thoughts on the song?