Nas' Illmatic Album Has Been Inducted Into Library of Congress

Nas is having quite a month. After winning his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album for his 2020 album, King’s Disease, earlier this month, the Queens rapper’s first studio album, Illmatic, has been inducted into the Library of Congress.

On Wednesday (March 24), the Library of Congress announced that the 27-year-old album has been selected to join the list of 25 albums selected for preservation. “The National Recording Registry will preserve our history through these vibrant recordings of music and voices that have reflected our humanity and shaped our culture for the past 143 years,” Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said in a statement. “We received about 900 public nominations this year for recordings to add to

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