Nas is the Ultimate Illmatic

The First One

17-12-2020 • 49 min

DJ Khaled welcomes the legendary Nas to the latest episode of “The First One." In this career-spanning sit-down, Khaled receives gems from the golden era of Hip-Hop from one of the greatest rappers of all time. The two discuss the first time we ever saw young Nas (a cameo alongside Roxanne Shante), the incredible anticipation of his debut album Illmatic, and the untold stories of his time with the late Notorious B.I.G. Nas also reveals his artistic mindset and his unique ability of lyrical creativity, what makes an album stand out to him, his relationship with the producer Hit-Boy, and why he believes his latest Grammy-nominated album King's Disease is among his best.

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