A high school dropout that grew up in the Queensbridge projects, Nas preached to the world what the reality was like in his universe. Now, 20 years later, Illmatic is regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time.
Watching a career-spanning set, the crowd at Radio City was simply in awe of what the hometown hero was doing. It was a night of raw emotion, a fond farewell to a very memorable year and a massive embrace of the new year to come.
Did you know the Beastie Boys made the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, but Eric B. & Rakim didn't? I know it's the "rock and roll" hall of fame not the "hip hop" hall of fame. Still, that's unbelievable to me.