Nas Illmatic Gold Edition Limited Box Set

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Just in time for the holidays, Get On Down is at it again. This time it’s one of the most defining, and most important Hip Hop records of the 90’s, Illmatic from Nas. This barely 20 rapper’s debut featured production from NYC’s finest: DJ Premier, Large Professor, Q Tip, Pete Rock and L.E.S, and was given an unheard of 5 mic review by The Source magazine, a feat never done before for a debut in the pages of the magazine. Heads were waiting for this record after his verse on “Live At the BBQ”, and when this full length dropped, it was boom bap from start to finish. Do you remember where you were the first time you heard Illmatic? I was in college radio, and the Rap director would hide all these records for his show, but I remember hearing it thinking “This is going to be huge.”…

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