probably one of the best blog I’ve stumbled across. this is so dope!!🙌🏾

Thank you !!! Much appreciated ✌🏾



Thoughts: The Jazz record, ‘A Child is Born’ by The Howard Hanger Trio (1974), may have been Nas’s inspiration for the ‘Illmatic’ album cover art.
Being that his father is a Jazz musician , Nas may have stumbled across this record as a child and subconsciously remembered it.

Happy 23rd anniversary to this classic album!