Nas has been a remarkable force in hip-hop for decades. Since the early 90s, Nasty Nas has created enough material to make him a strong contender for the hip-hop crown. Nasir Jones is just a handful of MCs who comfortably cracks most people's top ten lists.
'Illmatic,' the 1994 platinum-selling album by Nas, is the artist's best album and arguably the greatest rap album ever. Not only has it been critically acclaimed, but it reached #2 on the "Billboard" R&B/Hip-Hop chart and resided there for 28 weeks. It's even been given a 20th-anniversary edition as a reissue. As a work, the iconic album succeeds in part because it's packed with lyrics, not only about Nas' superior skills but also about life, crime, and vitamins. "Billboard" magazine calls it "a vivid, emotive look into life as a youngster in the streets of Queensbridge.
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