In an interview ahead of Rock the Bells, where Nas is set to perform Illmatic in full, he talks about the making of the classic album.
He recalls getting the beat for "One Love" from Q-Tip, and says all his shout-outs weren't to anyone famous -- just his crew.
"The things I was saying was talking about them, was talking to them," Nas said. - Via: http://www.nbcnewyork.com.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
(Video) @Nas reminisces on the making of 'Illmatic'
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