Nas is a storyteller. Nowhere is this more evident than on 1994’s Illmatic—his first and, by most accounts, his best album. There was prophecy in his wordplay, and album would go on to inspire a generation of budding rappers and cement Nas's legacy as one of the most potent lyricists in the game. To commemorate Illmatic's 19th anniversary, take a trip down memory lane and listen to it in full on Spotify