Date: December 2001

Nas has released five albums since dropping Stillmatic. So it's easy to lose sight of just how important that album was and still is to Nas' legacy. But the truth is that, prior to Stillmatic, a lot of people were wondering if Nas had lost his touch. His fourth album Nastradamus was perhaps the worst of his career, and no one was sure how much Nas had left in the tank. But Stillmatic seemed to reenergize Nas and gave his career a second wind.