When Nas initially introduced the arrival of King’s Illness, his model new album produced in entirety by Hit-Boy, few anticipated a full-blown Agency Fiasco to happen. And but, within the appropriately titled “Full Circle,” Nas managed to assemble the whole Agency — together with Dr. Dre — for yet another go-around. Alongside AZ, Cormega, and Cunning Brown, Nas opens a veritable Pandora’s field price of nostalgia, sufficient to place a smile on the face of any East Coast connoisseur. Particularly after Nas and Cormega discovered themselves embroiled in a beef that led to Stillmatic’s scathing “Destroy And Rebuild.”
On “Full Circle,” The Agency takes to a cultured instrumental from Hit-Boy, who appears to have grasped the group’s inclination towards distinguished mafioso imagery. And whereas every social gathering fares admirably, it appears as if AZ constantly brings his A-game each time Nas is concerned, ekeing out a standout verse. “One of many foulest, some would say I used to be infantile, money-driven,” he displays. “Mischievous, I perceived it as livin’, presents and ribbons.” And for the ribbon atop the cake, Dr. Dre slides by to carry down the outro, firing off just a few bars for outdated time’s sake. Remember to take a look at King’s Illness proper right here, a return to kind for the legendary emcee.
One of many foulest, some would say I used to be infantile, money-driven
Mischievous, I perceived it as livin’, presents and ribbons
Any kisses on the lips was forbidden, I used to be on it
She curvy, then shorty was cornered, no worries
For the naughty, it was greater efficiency, or was it actually?
The video games that I used to be playin’ was foolish
Much like them days once I was packin’ that milly, it may’ve killed me