Editors’ Notes Nas' Illmatic might be hip-hop's most revered album of the '90s. Writing rhymes from the window of his apartment in the Queensbridge housing projects, his cinematic way with words openly inspired rap gods to come like JAY Z and Eminem. Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole also owe a creative debt to the words of Nasir Jones, with the latter even penning a song about it.

SONG
ALBUM
Dark Fantasy
4:40
 
Luxury Vintage Rap
2:54
 
Survival of the Fittest
3:44
 
Swimming Pools (Drank)
4:07
 
Location
3:39
 
Words I Never Said (feat. Skylar Grey)
4:16
 
Don't Need Your Love (feat. Faith Evans)
4:26
 
Get By
3:47
 
D'evils
3:32
 
Mathematics
4:06
 
The Enemy (feat. Fat Joe)
2:48
 
The Corner (feat. The Last Poets) [feat. The Last Poets]
Be
3:45
 
Beware
3:15
 
Exhibit a (Transformations)
3:53
 
Let Nas Down
4:37
 
Why? (feat. Anthony Hamilton)
4:00
 
Many Men (Wish Death)
4:16
 
T.O.N.Y (Top of New York) [feat. Tragedy Khadafi]
4:28
 
Gimme Yours
3:07
 
Blue Lights
4:10
 
Verbal Intercourse, Pt. 2
2:13
 
The Promise (feat. Havoc)
4:20
 
How We Roll (feat. Panama PI)
3:44
 
Stan (feat. Dido)
6:44
 

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