I love when stuff like this pops up on the internet = 1994 video press kit for Nas Illmatic. This is easily one of the coolest things I’ve seen all week and a great time capsule of what many, myself included, consider to be the best hip-hop album of all time. It’s crazy how confident all these legends are that they have  certified classic on their hands. This record dropped right before I moved into my first college apartement at the University of Florida and along with Midnight Marauders and The Beatnuts Street Level was on constant rotation. Nas’ fall from grace is well documented and I’m usually the first one to groan at his new material (his freestyles and accompanying red leather suit for last week’s NFL draft were pathetic, embarrassing, awful – take your pick) but there is no denying my love for Illmatic. Hall of Fame, desert island, classic material that will forever be the Michael Jordan equivalent that MC’s are measured against.

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