Nas – Illmatic (New Vinyl) (Limited Edition) (Clear Vinyl)
New sealed copy. Limited Edition reissue on clear vinyl.
Illmatic is the debut studio album by American rapper Nas. It was released on April 19, 1994, by Columbia Records. After signing with the label with the help of MC Serch, Nas recorded the album in 1992 and 1993 at Chung King Studios, D&D Recording, Battery Studios, and Unique Recording Studios in New York City. The album's production was handled by DJ Premier, Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S. and Nas himself. Styled as a hardcore hip hop album, Illmatic features multi-syllabic internal rhymes and inner-city narratives based on Nas' experiences in Queensbridge, New York.
Since its initial reception, Illmatic has been recognized by writers and music critics as a landmark album in East Coast hip hop. Its influence on subsequent hip hop artists has been attributed to the album's production and Nas' lyricism. It also contributed to the revival of the New York City rap scene, introducing a number of stylistic trends to the region. The album is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential hip hop albums of all time.
40 Side North
A1 The Genesis
A2 N.Y. State Of Mind
A3 Life's A Bitch
A4 The World Is Yours
41st Side South
B1 Memory Lane (Sittin' In Da Park)
B2 One Love
B3 One Time 4 Your Mind
B5 It Ain't Hard To Tell