I’m embarrassed to admit that I didn’t know anything about Nas until 1996 when It Was Written was released. “If I Ruled the World” was the 1st single on that album and was the reason I bought the record. I was shocked at how lyrical Nas was and I really liked the album, I didn’t love it from front to back but I DID love over half the songs. I was inspired to learn more about Nas.
When I finally heard Illmatic I was blown away. It is literally the perfect Hip-Hop album. Every track was so well produced by legends like Large Professor, Pete Rock and my favorite, DJ Premier. And every track was so lyrically superior to most anything that was out at that time. They say the 90’s are the Golden Age of Hip-Hop. Illmatic is a major reason for this distinction. #music#art#allthingsgood#vinylwall#get2knowme#illmatic#nas#90shiphop
Be sure to sleep people, it’s okay, but I still respect the grind 😂 #hiphopnostalgia Ironic to me that 85% of the people I mentioned on my IG stories at 4am today, responded almost immediately lol Yup, y’all were awake too 😂