Teenagers like me have grown up with hip hop music, from vibing to The Black Eyed Peas to witnessing the creation of mega artists like Drake and Nicki Minaj. By 2016, hip hop music and dances had quickly become mainstream for our generation, in part due to the growing popularity of social media, streaming services, and video outlets like Tik Tok. However, for some of us youngsters, rap means something different than it does to our older counterparts. Due to the success of creators like Lil Peep, Future, and Lil Uzi Vert, it’s safe to say that rap has changed immensely, becoming a broader genre than what it once was. Hip Hop holds a powerful influence over this generation, but rarely do we see popular artists of our time speak up about issues that are relevant to us or be vulnerable with their audiences. Nas’s King’s Disease offers that vulnerability and social awareness that some kids from my generation have been craving for from a popular artist.