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The Wackness + The Quietus' Top Hip-Hop Tracks of 1994 Gallery
David Moats , August 27th, 2008 18:57

Dave Moats reviews this coming of age flick with a hip-hop soul and compiles the best tracks that didn't make it into the film


Nas 'NY State Of Mind'
Nasir Jones birthed hip hop as we know it now. If crews like the Furious Five signified the youth of the genre and groups like NWA and PE were the troubled teens, then Nas was the first sign of adulthood. Despite still releasing excellent albums like last month's self-titled effort, he has never come close to repeating the impact that he had with Illmatic his debut, from which this track is drawn.