Sitting down with Revolt, the executive producers of Nas’ classic debut talk about how the album became one of the most pirated rap records of all time. The project was bootlegged so much that it took about a decade for it just to go platinum. That means that Nastradamus – widely considered to be his worst album – went platinum sooner and faster than what’s widely considered to be one of the greatest rap albums ever. Think about that.
Take a trip down memory lane with Nas, Q-Tip, and The Roots as they performed a pair of Illmatic tracks on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night show this past Monday.