Rap Genius & Nas Breakdown "Illmatic" in it's Entirety

Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 8:44 AM by User 2 Comments


It's been almost twenty years since the release of Nas' debut album, Illmatic, the album that quickly transformed a teenage emcee from the Queensbridge projects to a household name. Hailed as a hip hop classic and timeless reference to New York's inner-city life, the album has stood the test of time with the meaning of it's content sparking debates for the last two decades. Celebrating the album's greatness and twentieth anniversary, Rap Genius and Nas have come together to break down the entire album, word for word. Check out the verified annotations from Nas himself and get the re-masterd re-release of the classic album, Illmatic XX, available now.  

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