Hip-hop heads, did you know that during the recording of the classic Illmatic track, “N.Y. State Of Mind,” Nas performed the entire first verse in one take?

During an interview with XXL on the making of Illmatic, DJ Premier talked about how Nas was still trying to figure out how to format the song while in the recording booth and everybody’s reaction when he came out.

Read more: Nas Rapped the First Verse of “N.Y. State Of Mind” in One Take

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