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Nas’ Illmatic is a classic album, but do you even know the origin of the word? Tragedy Khadafi brought light to how he came to be first to use the word (actually “Illmatical”) in rhyme

Watch Loud caught up the Intelligent Hoodlum, who broke down how he initially felt a ways about Nas getting so much shine partially thanks to the word “Illmatic”  and also spoke about the respect he has for his fellow Queensbridge native.

Peep the science below.  Listen to Tragedy’s new album, Pre Magnum Opus out today via 25 to Life Aura, on the flip.

Photo: Watch Loud/YouTube

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