22 years ago Nas released his No. 1 album 22 years ago entitled “I AM”.
The 1999 album I Am…. by Nas was highly anticipated on this date 22 years ago today(April 6). In today’s world of music, it is expected that leaks are a possibility. That was a rare occurrence in 1999 that put a setback on the Nas project. The double album still went on to debut at No. 1 on the charts after selling a whopping 470,000 units in its first week.
“This album started out as a double album until half of it leaked,” Nas penned in the caption to his Instagram post. “Our brother Nipsey met with me to discuss doing a documentary on it and i was beyond honored. Didn’t get to happen [praying hands emoji] I Am, my 3rd Lp was released April 6 1999. Thank you all for the love.”