Illmatic: Where Are They Now?

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Illmatic: Where Are They Now?

Twenty years ago, on April 19, 1994, a 20-year-old Queens rapper named Nas unleashed his debut album, Illmatic. From front to back, song to song, it's arguably the best hip hop album of all time, and immediately established Nas as a Hall of Fame great. But Illmatic wasn't a one-man show. Unlike most hip hop albums at the time, Nas worked with an all-star lineup of super producers and collaborators. Many rappers followed suit in the years to follow, but few, if any, have ever matched the near flawless results that Nas's dream team achieved. Read on to see where these legends are now. —Alex Gale

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