publication date: Saturday, October 8, 2016 (part of Fall 2016)

category: Music

clue: Hip hop became ill when this Brooklyn native started his career, and later died when he feuded with Jay Z.

explanation: Nas was known for his debut album Illmatic and later album Hip Hop is Dead. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, and Richard Slominsky


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