That verse is ten years old, nine and half years old
Street's Disciple, the rebirth comin at you this year baby, it's on baby
They released Illmatic earlier because it was heavily bootlegged. Nas wrote that verse 10 years ago and i´ts still ill, they are classics/timeless!
This album version served as a hype/promo for his next original album: Street´s Disciple to show that he´s still Nasty/stillmatic. He even used one of his alias back in the day and rhymes as the title of it.
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