1994 was a groundbreaking year for Nas, but most importantly hip hop as today marks the 24th anniversary of his debut classic album, Illmatic. The masterpiece will forever be known as one of the landmark projects in the New York’s hip-hop scene. Nas addressed his fans on social media thanking everybody for the support over the last 24 years. Overwhelmed that nearly a quarter century has gone by since dropping his first studio album. So if you haven’t yet, take a trip back to memory lane and listen to one of hip hops greatest albums.