On April 19, 1994, a 20-year-old Nas dropped an album that completely changed the rap game forever. Since that date, a huge number of rappers, producers, and fans have been influenced by the 39 minutes of skillful storytelling that have rarely been approached since. At this point, there are very few musical and historical elements of Illmatic that haven't been covered.
Style, however, is another story. While bumping it nonstop, it quickly becomes obvious that there are plenty of lyrical gems pertaining to steez across the album's 10 tracks. To celebrate the anniversary of Nas' debut, put the album on as you click through to learn some 1994 style lessons that are still timely today. These are Style Tips You Can Learn From Illmatic.