THROWBACKS

Nas, “Fire” (Originally Published September 2003)

This Saturday, Nas’ magnum opus Illmatic turns 20. The Queensbridge native’s journey into becoming a legendary MC all started with a groundbreaking debut that captured his worldview of the projects through a sharpened lens. XXL is celebrating the monumental anniversary with Nas Week, and we are proud to present you with every cover the iconic rapper has appeared on. Now let us take a trip down memory lane. Cypress Hill did it. Eminem too. But Nas isn't just burning magazine covers for fun. He's bringing the fight to all media who haven't told his story right. The real Drama King has done ...

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