Most nikkas on this website probably have only heard Illmatic and nothing else from Nas. Specially all of those no future fans but to the real nikkas like elijah, It Was Written in my opinion is better than Illmatic. I can bump Illmatic but I can't get in that zone like with It Was Written. To me, Nas showed his skill on Illmatic and on It Was Written, he showed his overall skill as a writter and being able to construct an album. Illmatic to me sounds like a mixtape.