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FreshNerd’s first of many #TBT posts is coming from my birth year, 1994. It’s Nas’ classic song “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” off of his debut album IllMatic. “Nas is like the Afrocentric Asian, half-man, half-amazing.” Enjoy.

Born to Use Mics: Reading Nas' Illmatic

Yup, you’re not seeing things. Nas’ classic piece Illmatic is being turned into a book. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson (Georgetown professor and author of Holla If You Hear Me) has gathered some bright minds in order to engage on one of the greatest classics of our time. Here is what Dyson told AllHipHop: “Every song on Illmatic will be analyzed, interpreted and then re-articulated in a kind of intellectual sense from his […]