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Nas Said He's Tired Of Celebrating Anniversaries For 'Illmatic'

By Daryl Nelson
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Nas dropped his classic debut Illmatic in 1994. and he's been celebrating various anniversaries of the album for years now. 

But the rap legend said he's growing tired of all the celebrations, despite being thankful for them.

"I’m tired of celebrating it,” he told  Haute Living. “I’m grateful, but it has started to take on a life of its own. I just did the 20th anniversary with the National Symphony Orchestra five years ago and the next thing you know, five years go by and it’s a calendar that I didn’t ask for showing me how fast time moves.”

Nas also suggested that Illmatic has taken away attention from his other projects.

"Twenty-five years is a lifetime," he said. "So I did another Symphony Orchestra show for Illmatic this year; I got another plaque for it. I’m very grateful. It’s so crazy but to celebrate one album when I’ve made over 10, all the things I’ve worked on, and I’ve been working for so long, to celebrate one album over all else is corny to me. I don’t want to celebrate another Illmatic anything. I’m done. Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for appreciating that record, but it’s over.”

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