Queens-bred emcee Nas made a certified classic with his debut album, Illmatic. Since dropping in 1994, the project helped crown Esco as one of the best to ever touch the mic, and inspired generations of rappers coming into the game, regardless of the coast they rep. For all those reasons and many more, we’re glad that Nas and his collaborators came together to produce Time Is Illmatic, the opening documentary film for 2014’s Tribeca Film Festival. Marking 20 years since Illmatic first dropped, the documentary takes you from his days in the Queensbridge Projects to the first studio session.
With the premiere of this great project, we thought of a few others that could benefit from a “Making Of” documentary. From the lyrical strength of Public Enemy to the start of the R.O.C. by Mr. Carter, we’ve thrown together some amazing albums that prove there’s more to the story than the liner notes. What are some albums that you guys wouldn’t mind seeing decoded in theaters?Click to start the list