It has been two full decades since arguably the greatest hip-hop album of all time was released. Illmatic is at the top of everyone’s “best of” list, and now we have verified breakdowns for EVERY song on the record!

Nas corrects a lyric that hip-hop has been puzzling over for 20 years, talks about the Mt. Rushmore of hip hop, breaks down why he stayed solo, and so much more!

If you’re in NYC, make sure you check out the documentary Time is Illmatic, which covers the making of the album. It kicks off the Tribeca Film Fest tonight and contains tons of exclusive footage and interviews

Pre-order your Illmatic XX vinyl here!

The mighty Pharoahe Monch releases his new opus PTSD this week, and in celebration, he went HAM on verified annotations! Check out his takes on madness, guns, the nature of reality, wack rappers, and way more! See it all here. We also have a special podcast where we go even more in-depth about the new record

Rap Genius sits down with Steve Stoute, the founder and CEO of the marketing firm Translation and author of the acclaimed book, The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture that Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy. Read Stoute discuss Drake, Rap Genius, and how best to confront racism.