Date: November 2000

Nas has always been very vocal about the fact that he reps for Queensbridge. So back in 2000, he put his money where his mouth was and helped orchestrate an entire album filled with nothing but Queens-based rappers. From older MCs like Marley Marl and Roxanne Shante to newer ones like Mobb Deep and Nas' own brother Jungle, he called on everyone to contribute. It was a moment both for Nas and for the whole housing project where he grew up.