Nas pays tribute to ‘Illmatic’ contributors ahead of album 30th anniversary


Nas recalls how he and co. put together his debut album

' classic Illmatic will hit 30 years of existence on April 19 and the MC is already hyped about the anniversary. On Tuesday (April 16), Escobar took to Instagram to acknowledge individuals who helped bring the iconic album together.

“Grainy pictures for grainy times. I had a dream I could get my favorite producers to produce on my debut album,” Nas wrote. “I knew exactly what I wanted and how it should be. But I didn't know anyone except for Paul, so I asked him would he connect me to them all.”

He added, “The cool soul brother that he is helped me line it up. On April 19th we smashed shit. Even tho the album leaked months before the release date we still are apart of history. Thank you Large Professor (Paul) and who drove into the projects to pick me up a time or two. Qtip , , and my man from The Bridge DJ LES, and my guy who was just coming up himself. And thank you to everyone involved. Friday is the albums 30th. 2 The Listeners- ONE LOVE”

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