Sacha Jenkins intro to this Nas interview from ego trip’s first issue in 1994 is classic.
“Welcome to Queensbridge, USA – a world parallel to America’s old wild west. For instance, you’ve got the “general store” system firmly in place. There’s usually two and three stores strategically placed around the nerve core center of any housing establishment. Each of these stores is always fully stocked with the best foods that little or no money can buy. Everything from Cheese Doodles, faded boxes of King Vitamin cereal, and the ultra healthy 25-cent juice beverages which are available in a lovely assortment of colors and flavor. (Smurf Blue has been known to prolong erection.)”
(photo by Danny Clinch)