Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco is more than your average Illmatic fan. The hip-hop veteran has penned an open message acknowledging Nas‘ debut album 25-year anniversary.

Last night, the Chicago native went to Instagram to reflect on the first time he heard Nasir Jones’ classic.

Yesterday, New York rap veteran AZ – who is featured on Illmaticsaluted Nas on his LP’s anniversary.

Prior to the shout-out, Nas went to Instagram to toot his own horn.