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  1. Complex: 10 Ways Nas' "Illmatic" Changed Hip-Hop

    Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 4:38 PM by User 0 Comments

    Over the last nineteen years, the taut ten-track meditation on the universal struggle of a young man growing up in the Queensbridge Houses has remained resonant and relevant. It was just as likely to be bought on cassette or vinyl as it was on CD, and it revolutionized hip-hop in a way not seen since Run-DMC's seminal debut.

  2. Complex: 25 Photos of "Illmatic" Era Nas

    Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 12:36 PM by User 0 Comments

     On the 19th anniversary of the release of Illmatic, Complex put together a photo album paying tribute to one of hip hop's greatest albums.

  3. It Ain't Hard to Tell, Nas' Illmatic album ranks at the top of VIBE's Greatest Albums Since '93' List

  4. In a hardy hip hop culture there shouldn’t be a ‘greatest’ MC. After all, competition is hip hop’s life force. Still, Nasir “Nas” Jones is a master of masters. He caught up with Cyclone and talked about belonging.

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