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Rapper Nas posts image of Stephen Curry on Illmatic cover

By Extra Mustard
April 24, 2015

Count Nas among Stephen Curry's numerous admirers.

Following Curry's 40-point game against the Pelicans Thursday night, which included a game-tying three with seconds on the clock, the rapper posted on Instagram a picture of Curry recreated onto his 1994 Illmatic album cover. "nas" was changed to "curry" and "illmatic" was changed to "automatic."

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The cover was done by an artist, Jesse Nunez, who has recreated well-known hip-hop album covers by using NBA stars such as Curry, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and more. 

Given that Illmatic is considered one of the best hip-hop albums of all-time, this recreation is quite the compliment.

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