Illmatic: The Greatest Rap Album Ever

Nas released his debut album Illmatic on April 19, 1994 and it changed hip hop forever. I take a look at Nas’s early life in Queensbridge and explore the process behind his masterpiece.

Shot using: Audio Technica AT2020 USB Mic, QuickTime Screen Recording, and 4K Video Downloader

Music:
The Genesis, NY State of Mind, Halftime, It Ain’t Hard to Tell, One Love, The World is Yours, Represent, Memory Lane (Sittin’ in da Park) by Nas
Victory Lap Danger Zone by Post Animal
Rapper’s Delight by Sugar Hill Gang
Live at the Barbeque by Main Source

I used these articles to create this video:
https://genius.com/discussions/36444-Nas-illmatic-and-how-the-world-was-forever-changed
https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/21-rappers-that-were-influenced-by-nas-illmatic-news.14879.html#slide362613
https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/the-juice/6062505/nas-illmatic-at-20-classic-track-by-track-review
https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/hip-hops-obsession-with-the-classic-album-news.60102.html
https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/17497-illmatic/
http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/19583/1/queensbridge-revisit-housing-projects-inspired-nas-illmatic-20th-anniversary
https://www.complex.com/music/2013/01/the-50-best-guest-verses-of-all-time/nas-live-at-the-bbq
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illmatic

Comments

Jordon Sample says:

Neato

7WatersDeep says:

Awesome video once again. Love these pieces you make on artists. Keep it up!

Jaya Mehmi says:

love what you’re doing with your passion and appreciation of history music and culture <3

erice says:

i think the production is what makes the record a classic

Kobe Bryant says:

Love the vids

This Is My Name says:

What a treat it was to come out of the shower and find this waiting for me in my sub box.

michał kowalczyk says:

Maan, your videos are fucking awesome. I hope you get some recognition soon.

Oliver Philbin says:

Quality

Roger Vee says:

NAS truly is the goat. I thought his project with Kanye was a great modern comeback too.

Antonio Valadez says:

in search did more for me than illmatic that’s when i realized we aint cut from the same fabric

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