10. The music video for “It Ain’t Hard to Tell” was filmed in the same theater used in Wild Style.
Illmatic began with the sounds of Wild Style, and Nas fittingly ends the album with a closing homage to the film. Parts of the music video were filmed in the same outdoor amphitheater that was used in Wild Style.
Eleven years after Wild Style was released, Nas made sure the world would never overlook the importance of the film when he tied it together with his album. And like shutting the cover on a book, Nas was able to put a final measure of closure on the greatest hip-hop album of all time.