Even though 25 years have passed since Nas’ debut studio album Illmatic hit the stores in April 1994, it appears the epic tracks from it are far from forgotten.
Actress Nia Long proved she still enjoys the iconic album as she shared a couple of photos of herself on her Instagram while wearing an oversized sweatshirt with a print of Nas’ face on it.
The 49-year-old movie star captioned the first of her selfies with “Illmatic” followed by an emoji heart, and the second snap was titled with “Illmatic part 2.”
Long finished the series of pictures with a third one that she described as “Still ill,” and it seems by then her activity on social media was noticed by the famous rapper himself as Nas commented on the post with “U da illest!”.
This is not the first time when Nas and the actress are commenting on each other, as in one of the rapper’s songs, “Oochie Wally,” his collaborator, Horse, sings “Like Nia Long in a cherry thong with the lights on.”
After the release of the song, during an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Nia confessed she felt inspired by the lyrics and bought a red thong after she heard the song.
Meanwhile, Nas is not the only one who has rapped about the actress since J. Cole also has expressed admiration about her with his lines “My only regret was too young for Nia Long.”
Back then, Long replied to with stating that the rapper was not too young, but he did not know it.
Most recently, Long shared a picture of her impressive cleavage, and 50 Cent had this flirty reaction:
“I like this picture LOL.”
One fan said: “Girl, you are looking like the 90s Nia Long product of yo mom, The girl in high school that every guy was sleeping on, I love how you designed, almond-shaped eyes, All Aaliyah in the face, But you Sade with the vibe”…… “Under8ed “ by Pardison Fontaine… YOU won’t be disappointed. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾”
Another commenter stated: “Nia Long in a Cherry Thong with the Lights on”- Horse, Bravehearts 🔥🙌🏾.”
This backer shared: “Just gorgeous, and dope as hell. You bout that Nas Life…Rightfully So… Peace and Blessings Queen.”
A fourth follower stated: “I wanna play in your hair ❤️❤️❤️ this look is 🔥.”
Long is still on top of her game.