Quiz: How Well Do You Know Nas’ ‘Illmatic’?


It’s been quite the week for hip-hop fans/historians who appreciate the greatness that is Nas’ Illmatic. With the re-released album Illmatic XX dropping on Tuesday (April 15) and the documentary, Time Is Illmatic, opening the Tribeca Film Festival the following evening, rap’s finest opus has been on repeat all week.

But just how well do you know the beats, rhymes and life that make up Nas’ debut? Take this quiz and count up your correct answers to find out if you’re fit to kick knowledge on Illmatic. —Johnathan Cruse and John Kennedy