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Take a trip down memory lane and check out the original review of NasIllmatic to celebrate the album’s 20th year.


Today’s the day. The year was 1994. The album: Illmatic. It would — from the start — go down as one of the best, if not the best, hip-hop albums of all time. As THE SOURCE, we had it all covered, from Nas’ “The Second Coming” feature in our April 1994 issue to the actual Illmatic review (done by HOT 97‘s Miss Info, formerly Shortie).

-Jamaal Fisher (@jamaalfisher)