Illmatic

Nas Wants Fans To Make Their ‘Illmatic’ Cover
Nas’ classic debut album Illmatic turn 20 this year on April 19 and Nas is set to release Illmatic XX which will feature a host of remixes of the original’s legendary cuts. Now he's allowing fans to make their own Illmatic album cover...
Nas Says New York City Wrote ‘Illmatic’
Nas joined BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe for an in-depth interview about the making of and the impact of Illmatic, as it nears its 20th anniversary. During the sit-down, Nas discussed the changes in New York City over the last 20 years and how the crack epidemic and poor economic state of …
By The Numbers: Nas’ First Six Platinum Albums
Nas is credited for dropping arguably the best debut album in hip-hop history with Illmatic. After his classic 1994 release, the Queensbridge storyteller followed up with five more platinum solo albums in a ten-year span, pioneering a run that only Jay Z, Kanye West and Snoop Dogg have matched as th…
Gunplay Reveals His Five Favorite Street Albums
Richard Morales, better known as Gunplay, has been a part of Rick Ross' superstar Maybach Music Group crew since virtually the beginning. Early on, he was known as a member of Triple C's but later on broke out as a solo act to start his own path...
AZ “Genesis”
Love Sosa? The Visualiza returns with this brand new freestyle over Nas' classic joint on Illmatic...

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