Hit-Boy Recalls Dreaming Of Nas Collaboration 10 Years Before “King’s Disease”

Hit-Boy has hoped to work with Nas since 2011.

BYCole Blake
Pre-Grammy Brunch & Surf Club Label Launch Celebrating Hit-Boy

Hit-Boy says that he dreamt of collaborating with Nas for nearly a decade before the release of their Grammy-winning project, King's Disease. In a post on Instagram, Thursday, he reflected on their partnership and shared a note he made to himself about his goal back in 2011. The post comes after the release of their final album together, Magic 3.

“Thought this might motivate at least 1 of y’all out there so peep,” Hit-Boy began in the caption. “this note in my phone is from September 11th 2011 before i ever met @Nas . i wrote down and put into the universe that i wanted to produce a rihanna single and just 3 songs on a Nas album. Fast forward 12 years later and i’m 6 ALBUMS in with the God himself wow. How did we get here?!!”

Read More: Nas And Hit-Boy Complete Another Trilogy With “Magic 3”

Hit-Boy & Nas In NYC

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 12: Nas and Hitboy attend Pass The Mic Concert at Hard Rock Hote - Times Square on May 12, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)

From there, he confirmed that Magic 3 is their final album together. “The final Nas and Hit-Boy album Magic 3. Just know we gave it our all [prayer emoji] tbh we haven’t taken much time from working on music together since we linked in 2020 we tap in daily to work or just to chop it or every other day at least i would say.. having this type of musical bond with an artist of this caliber is a producers dream.” He concluded: “I want to thank Nas for taking in my ideas and embracing them and me. you can’t force this type of energy. i’m right here whenever forever bro!!” Check out the full post below.

Hit-Boy Reflects On Working With Nas

Magic 3 marks the sixth straight project from Nas that Hit-Boy has produced. Their first effort, King's Disease, arrived back in 2020. It won Best Rap Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.

Read More: Nas Works His Magic On “Pretty Young Girl”: Listen


  • Link Copied to Clipboard!
About The Author
Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.