My younger brother was engaged in some Twitter banter last night about how him & I caught the bus to buy a copy of NaS’ ‘Illmatic,’ in 1994.
This brief tweet did 3 things; First, it illustrated to me how long ago 1994 was. Secondly, it showed me that little brothers don’t forget shit. & lastly, it reminded me that I took that CD to a Music+ outlet about a month later, because Nas was having an in-store signing in L.A.
In those days, it was okay to support other people’s endeavors, & best believe I was there to get my (his) autograph. I still have that same old ass CD cover insert in a photo album. This is truly my most precious Hip Hop possession & effortlessly one of my top 5 rap albums of time indefinite.