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Storytime: My First Hip Hop Vinyl Record - Nas' Illmatic

I am on a one-woman mission to collect as many 90’s hip-hop albums as possible – in the form of vinyl, CD’s, or my new obsession, cassettes. 606 more words

Music Monday: Nas

The first time I heard Illmatic I was 15 years old. I was a huge fan of Q-tip and knew that he had worked on the album so I decided to give it a listen. 110 more words


Nas - "It Was Written"

#ThrowbackThursday is a segment occurring every other Thursday, consisting of me giving a first-listen and review of an album considered a “classic,” suggested by subscribers.  1,221 more words


DJ Premier Speaks On Working With Nas On 'Illmatic'

Preemo speaks on working with Esco on his classic debut Illmatic. He speaks on the process on how he ending up with 2 beats on the project, which on one of them he didn’t think he had it in him till Nas made a request.

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Sonic Gems: Illmatic - Nas

An aspect of  the Sonic Gems series is that it features music and/or musicians who have made a lasting impact on music.  That does not necessarily mean that I like what I’m hearing.  435 more words

Thought For The Day

Throwback Thursday: Nas - Memory Lane (Sittin' in Da Park)

For this week’s Throwback Thursday hip hop track, we celebrate the greatest rapper of all time (in my opinion), Nas. Today is Nas’ birthday and we shine a spotlight on “Memory Lane (Sittin’ in Da Park” from Nas’ first critically acclaimed and inspirational album  24 more words