Rap legend Nas is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his sophomore album ‘It Was Written’.
Nas took to Instagram on Friday, July 2, to express his gratitude to everyone who worked on the album as well as his fans and supporters. He shared a black-and-white throwback photo of himself seating behind a desk while looking at the laptop on the desk. He specially thanked Steve Stoute, Dr Dre, Trackmasters, LES, Premier, and the late Stretch. He wrote:
Young and determined. 25 years ago with a lap top. No examples to follow but myself. I knew that “It Was Written”. Thank you @stevestoute for helping me strategize, for pushing me and for helping me make my second album. Thank you Trackmasters & L.E.S, STRETCH (RIP) ,Premier and Dr. Dre for producing it and every artist on this album WE DID IT. .. and to everyone for the love today. Thank you. #ITWASWRITTEN
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‘It Was Written’ is Nas’ second studio album, it was released by Columbia Records, on July 2, 1996. The album sold 270,000 copies in its first week. It debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart, and remains Nas’ best-selling album.