Nas ‘Illmatic’ Turns 27 Today On April 19, 1994 Nas dropped his classic Illmatic album. Some of the producers on the album included, DJ Premier, Q-Tip and Pete Rock. The album sold 60,000 in its first week and debuted at #12 on the charts. The album had songs like, It Ain’t Hard To Tell and The World Is Yours. What was your favorite song from Illmatic?