To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the hip-hop classic Illmatic, we reunited Nasty Nas and Faith Newman, the A&R rep for his debut album. In part three of the five-part series, Nas talks about his desire to make an album with all his favorite producers—including Large Professor, Q-Tip, DJ Premier, and Pete Rock—while Faith explains why they needed to work with him as much as he needed them. This all-star producer approach to making an album would change the hip-hop game forever. Keep checking back all week for more of this one-of-a-kind conversation.

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