1994: A breakthrough year in black culture turns 20

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1994 was a pretty unforgettable year.

In fact, it was monumental year in black popular culture in history.

The year that marked the beginning of NAFTA and China’s first connection to the Internet also saw the election of Nelson Mandela, Nas’ studio debut, Jason’s Lyric and CrazySexyCool.

Take a look back 20 years on these other big moments from 1994.