Date: July 1991

This was where it all began for Nas. After putting in work in the studio for several years with his mentor/friend Large Professor, Nas got a chance to lay down a verse for Main Source's Breaking Atoms album. And he made the most of it. "Street's disciple, my raps are trifle," he rapped, "I shoot slugs from my brain just like a rifle." Just like that, Nas' rap career was born.