Nas Releasing ‘Illmatic XX’ & Documentary

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In recognition of the 20 year anniversary of his debut, Illmatic, Nas is reissuing the classic LP on April 15. The double-disc remastered version will also feature rare gems and remixes. In addition, Nas will also be dropping the documentary Time Is Illmatic, which will highlight the creation of the 1994 album and kick off a tour this Spring performing at Coachella and The Kennedy Center in D.C.

Tracklisting: Disc 1: Remastered original album

1. The Genesis

2. N.Y. State Of Mind

3. Life’s A Bitch

4. The World Is Yours

5. Halftime

6. Memory Lane (Sittin’ In Da Park)

7. One Love

8. One Time 4 Your Mind

9. Represent

10. It Ain’t Hard To Tell

 

Disc 2: Demos, Remixes & Live Radio

1. I’m A Villain (previously unreleased)

2. The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show on WKCR October 28, 1993 (previously unreleased freestyle)

3. Halftime (Butcher Remix)

4. It Ain’t Hard To Tell (Remix)(promo single)

5. One Love (LG Main Mix)

6. Life’s A Bitch (Arsenal Mix)(promo single)

7. One Love (One L Main Mix)

8. The World Is Yours (Tip Mix)

9. It Ain’t Hard To Tell (The Stink Mix)(UK single)

10. It Ain’t Hard To Tell (The Laidback Remix)(UK single)

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  • Sina Mailer Daemon Djavadkhani

    Finally a remaster!!!

    • Esquire

      They’ve been released a remastered version

      • Sina Mailer Daemon Djavadkhani

        Oh really? cool

  • ILL MUZAK

    CANT WAIT TO FIND THE LINK, TO DOWNLOAD THIS.

    • That Square-Head Nigga Batman

      Ol’ bitch ass nigga

  • Matik

    if you have spent any money on a YMCMB or MMG project, and you dont buy this and show support to a true legend, then ur hip-hop pass should be revoked forever, straight up..

  • Da Business

    I know that what I’m about to say will be deem as blasphemy to most hip hop heads, but IMO “It Was Written” is the better lp. Not taking anything away from “Illmatic”, it’s definitely a classic, but IWW should get just as much love as ILL… If not more, that’s just me tho.

    • Ben

      I respect your opinion, but it was written had a lot of forgettable beats to me. I gave you power is the best song, easily one of the greatest songs of any genre. Illmatic was flawless in production and lyrics.

    • J.brew

      Nas was better on “it was written”, production and theme was better on “illmatic”. Either way, both mothafuckin hip hop classics.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/ViLLyViLLz?feature=mhee $pruce Yee

    :D

  • Tec1Nyc

    I was just bumping illmatic the other day and thought I need a new.CD copy cuz my is scratched. Perfect timing

  • king

    Wtf didn’t he already drop something like this ???

    • Tec1Nyc

      its not the artist who drops these anniversary collections. Its the record company who re-releases the albums. The artist gets a check in the mail for it too so in the end, its a win-win for everyone including the fans who love illmatic

  • Dan Karlin

    I’m all for the reissue and the documentary… I’m just not sure how I feel about them trying to make the cover look like an Odd Future album.

    • Esquire

      Word, Should’ve Hired DONDA LML

  • https://soundcloud.com/91r-e-a-l R.E.A.L

    THIS WHAT WE WANT!

  • LuxuryRap

    will purchase.

  • Ben

    Damn I bought the 10 year version in 04….time flies…..

  • bronxbillyunz

    I HEARD THAT FREESTYLE – THIS WAS BEFORE HIS ALBUM DROPPED – THERE WAS NO ARTIST MIXTAPES THEN & HE WAS THE ILLEST RAPPER ALIVE BEFORE HIS ALBUM DROPPED HE ALREADY HAD THAT BUZZ AS THE NEXT GREAT – WHEN HE SPOKE IT WAS LIKE DEEEEEP

  • Straight Up Comments

    Hope it don’t take away from the original ILLMATIC

  • http://www.bf3ars.blogspot.com/ bfears

    i dont like the artwork but i’ll support regardless. classic hip hop shit

  • nyc1

    Too bad NaS sold his soul a long time ago…I’ll always love his early work though.