Nas, Kendrick Lamar, SchoolBoy Q, Sir Michael Rocks, and several others speak to Google Play about "Illmatic", and the mark it left on the culture.
Next week,Â NasÂ celebratesÂ theÂ 20th anniversaryÂ ofÂ hisÂ iconic debut,Â Illmatic, with a deluxe reissue featuring previously unreleased demos and remixes. With the release fast approaching, not only hasÂ Nas himself reflectedÂ on the LP two decades later, but many of hip-hopâs major players have also weighed in on the project, including Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Sir Michael Rocks, Jay Rock, Tech N9ne, and several others.
During this 14 minute clip, the hip-hop stars to talk about their favorite Illmatic records and how Nas hasÂ influenced their own music. Oh yeah, Nas, too, offers up some additional commentary. Check this out fam! #Respect
"Iâll always be a fan and student of his work, period.âÂ âKendrick Lamar