In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nas’ game changing debut album, Illmatic, which dropped, April 19th, 1994, Google Play releases a special feature in honor of the album.
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Pre-order Nas’ Illmatic XX which is set to drop next week on April 15th.
Few albums are as closely associated to their genres as Nas’ Illmatic is to hip-hop. For the hip-hop purist, the album represents a high-water mark when music, culture and genius collided to create an album that is unimpeachable. For the album’s 20th anniversary, we caught up with Nas, as well as current hip-hop greats such as Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q, to discuss Illmatic’s lasting impact. Enjoy the video, and be sure to pick up a lost, early Nas classic, “Mo Money Mo Murder (Homicide).” – Google Play
Listen to “I’m A Villain” from Illmatic XX [here], and watch the Illmatic XX: Looking Back feature below: