HIP HOP HISTORY
NAS’ “ILLMATIC” RELEASED 24 YEARS AGO
The man may look 21–but his debut album “Illmatic” dropped twenty-four years ago last week. I’ll spare you the quantitative details of the album’s success–and let the music speak for itself. Just have a listen here.
Or listen a new version of Illmatic with the National Symphony Orchestra here.
Still–this isn’t just a celebration of hip-hop history. In his decades-long career, Nas has consistently surpassed himself, and he’s not finished yet–at least according to Kanye:
Now “Tha Carter V” just needs a release date–and I will be content. heh.