Illmatic XX: Looking Back
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.
by Sam Chennault, Google Play