Complex magazine just released the 10 ways Nas 1994 debut “ILLmatic” changed Hip Hop forever!!!!
#10). Established the “KING OF NEW YORK” Title.
#9). Galvanized the East Coast.
#8). Brought real life Gangsters to popular culture.
#7). Inspired the Film “BELLY”
#6). Made JAY Z switch up his style.
#5). Solidified the Source Magazine’s 5 Mic rating system as the standard.
#4). Set DJ Premier on an epic run and set the benchmark for production.
#3). Passed the Torch from Rakim.
#2). Introduced new words & concepts in Rap.
#1). Set the bar for Album cover art.
To read the full article check it out here……http://www.complex.com/music/2013/04/10-ways-nas-illmatic-changed-hip-hop/