You've probably heard Nas' name being mentioned a bit this week. Here's why: we're creepin' up on a major music anniversary, dudes. 20 years ago, Nas was hard at work in the studio recording Illmatic, his debut album (released on April 19, 1994). And thanks to that, it's safe to say the rap game changed forever. Besides countless accolades, his gritty and poetic lyrics brought emotion and reality to hip hop—and we're forever grateful. So thank you, Nas. You're one of a kind. Take a minute and celebrate by watching his video, The World Is Yours.