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NASIR: The Return of the Jedi Master

Before listening to the album, I had a quick look at the features. I saw 070 Shake make a return and was immediately excited. Upon listening to the intro… 395 more words


Great Performances — Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

Back in February of 2018, PBS aired a special featuring Nas performing his classic album Illmatic while backed by the National Symphony Orchestra. Illmatic ranks as my favourite hip-hop album of all-time, having bought multiple copies of it and listened to it from front to back a countless number of times. 28 more words


Nas' Illmatic & The Story Of My First Vinyl Record

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. 723 more words


Nas Announces Pop Up Exhibit This Sunday in NYC to celebrate the release of Illmatic: Live from the Kennedy Center

24 years ago, Nas dropped his Freshman LP ‘Illmatic‘. Released by Columbia Records in 1994 Nas recorded the album at Chung King Studios, D&D Recording, Battery Studios, and Unique Recording Studios in New York City. 128 more words

Five Hip Hop Albums That Changed My Life.

Growing up listening to Hip Hop, I listened to the music my older brother played. From Wu-Tang Clan to Scarface to Tupac to Master P, I heard everything. 838 more words

New Album: Nas "Illmatic Live from the Kennedy Center"

Today must be Christmas! We get a brand new J Cole Album, and a free Nas Album, Classic Hip Hop, Classic Bars all from Illmatic,  Recorded Live in the DMV. 13 more words

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If you ask me as a record collector, a Hip Hop head or anything else that is related to these two terms, I will tell you that ‘Illmatic’ is a straight-up classic. 525 more words

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