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MEMORY LANE: Nas Remembers "Illmatic" Moments With Faith Newman, Part 5: The Genesis


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 the final episode of this five-part series Nas talks about the opening interlude on this 9-track masterpiece, an evocative audio montage known as "The Genesis," and Faith asks him to return her VHS copy of Wild Style.

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