HIP HOP HISTORY
NAS’ “ILLMATIC” RELEASED 24 YEARS AGO

 

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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.

 

Celebrating 24 years of #Illmatic

A post shared by Nasir Jones (@nas) on

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.

-MC

 

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