Wed 18 Apr 2012
Tomorrow marks the 18-year anniversary of the hip-hop classic Illmatic, VH1 celebrates with a special Behind The Music episode starring Nas. The Queensbridge MC documents his childhood days growing up in a tough neighbourhood, the separation of his parents, his introduction to rap music, and the violent loss of his close friend Ill Will. The one-hour feature continues with Nas’ well documented beefs with Tupac Shakur and Jay-Z, before touching on his much publicized messy divorce with Kelis. The special features appearances from Common, Q-Tip, Russell Simmons, Large Professor, and members of Nas’ family.
Viewers outside of the U.S. can watch here.
Watch five bonus clips including Nas speaking on Biggie’s death, and the controversial “Hate Me Now” video after the jump…..