Nas, Illmatic (1994)
Gunplay: "I love the wordplay. That street shit, he was lyrical with it. It was dope. Back in the day, what '90, '91? It was a long time ago, can't really remember [who put me onto it], but just being a fan of hip-hop, mixtape circuit. [Favorite song was] 'N.Y. State Of Mind.'"