This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

November 23rd – Nas releases his fourth album, “Nastradamus”, on Columbia Records, on this day in 1999.

The album’s title, and front cover shot of Nas dressed as a monk, was a reference to the 16th Century reputed prophet Michel de Nostradamus.

The platinum-selling set by the Queens, New York MC featured production by Dame Grease, Timbaland, DJ Premier, L.E.S., Rich Nice and Havoc of Mobb Deep.

The album had originally been slated as a double disc project but the concept was scrapped due to bootlegging with original material being recorded for “Nastradamus”.

The hit album produced the title track single and the hit “You Owe Me”, featuring Ginuwine.

Other guests on “Nastradamus” included Ronald Isley of The Isley Brothers, Nashawn, Mobb Deep and Nas’ musical posse Bravehearts.