Nas once famously rapped that “no idea’s original under the sun” and such ideology is golden for Hip-Hop culture. Each generation borrows from the last to create their own classic legacy, and our founding fathers sampled jazz, funk and soul to birth the foundation, musically.

Nas must have caved and broke out his old Illmatic cassette tape in preparation of the massive press run he’s set to embark on coinciding with the album’s 20th anniversary.