Expected release 14/10/22
Released for National Album Day 2022
'Illmatic' is the debut studio album by American rapper Nas, Originally released in April 1994. Often cited as one of the best hip-hop albums of the '90s, 'Illmatic' is the undisputed classic upon which Nas' reputation rests. It helped spearhead the artistic renaissance of New York hip-hop in the post-Chronic era, leading a return to street aesthetics. Hip-hop fans accustomed to 73-minute opuses sometimes complain about 'Illmatic''s brevity, but even if it leaves you wanting more, it's also one of the few '90s rap albums with absolutely no wasted space. 'Illmatic' reveals a great lyricist in top form meeting great production, and it remains a perennial favourite among serious hip-hop fans.
Memory Lane (Sittin' in da Park)
N.Y. State of Mind
Life's a Bitch
The World Is Yours
It Ain't Hard to Tel