Review #44: Illmatic, Nas

#44: Illmatic, Nas

Let’s see. At this point I’m about four or five hours into my road trip. The Low End Theory, a rap album I had absolutely no prior experience with, was a joyful surprise. So I was optimistic going into Illmatic.

I’d heard of Nas but was not sure who he was — Wikipedia says that he is “regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time,” and who am I to question Wikipedia?




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