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'It Was Written' (1996)

After the success of "Illmatic," Nas returned two years later with "It Was Written." The album continued with the themes of street life, drug dealing and crime that Nas painted so vividly on his debut. The lead single, "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)" featuring hip-hop songstress Lauryn... Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times