Download Fashawn’s “Ode to Illmatic” Mixtape

It ain’t hard to tell, the day has finally arrived! XXL and Orisue clothing are proud to present Fashawn’s Ode to Illmatic mixtape for free download.

The disc, hosted by DJ Green Lantern, features the 2010 Freshman paying homage to Nas’s classic 1994 debut LP, Illmatic, by putting his spin on the album’s 10 instrumentals. With only one feature, from Brooklyn lyricist Talib Kweli, the Fresno MC is on a mission to showcase his pen game, and address the critics who compared the 21-year old artist to God’s Son.

“What I wanted to do with this was pay homage to the God, Nas Escobar, one of the greatest MCs of my generation, of our generation, and I want to pay homage to this album,” Fash prefaces on the tape intro, “Genesis.” “I just didn’t wanna bite it and rip it like it’s mine, I wanna pay homage, ’cause Illmatic was one of them kinda albums that really impacted my life in a big way so hopefully this does the same for you.” —XXL Staff

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  • NJSouf


    Fash is easily on of the best out right now

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  • Beatz2Bump

    Just played the Illmatic album, now its Fash’s turn.

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  • Morgan Free

    mature in the game before you try to pay homage to anyone,you have been compared to nas by your own people.not the hip hop world,only a fool would compare you two, your style is nothing alike your a backpack rapper that skates i believe.nas is from and for the streets!

    • Haute

      They are both sick, get over it

    • Nas

      Nigga shut the fuck up and enjoy the music, anyone can pay homage to something that influenced them, who said you have to be in the game for a long time to do so? ignorant ass hater, let the young boy pay his respect faggot. he never said he was the next Nas, just paying homage.

      • Big Pure 1

        you tell them big nas

    • djsideb

      morgan free you a dumb mother fu***er for thinking fash is tryin to compare himself to Nas…. first off anybody that knows fash knows that he’s got his own style and his own swag. fu** you for being a hater…. if you listen(not hear), his work you would know that! you ignorant fu**! let me guess you must be from the eastcoast right? take yo ass out of hear wit that hater shit. get your shit straight before you make yourself look like an ass! ignorant fu**s like you come a dime a dozen. you must be a drake fan.

    • Ikonik559

      Really?. Cause im sure Nas came from a pretty stable family. Fash Grinded his way to the top almost alone. Only a fool would judge someone before they know anything about them.

  • Anonymous

    Morgan Free your a fool. Fashawn is from the streets. Listen to his shit. Every young kid skates these days. Plus Green Lantern is NAS’ DJ so if he approved this im pretty sure Nas knows about it as gave it his blessings as well. Fashawn = the best new artist out right now.

  • jimmy559

    dope!! fashawn doin big thangss!

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  • Harrryyyy

    fashawn is my favourite rapper fucking love the dude
    scaty thing is on some tracks i think he did better than nas and no one else is gonna be able to admit it i.e. represent

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  • speakmymind

    are u clown niggas serious. fashawn is aiiiightt, but this is blasphemous to do an entire mixtape fucking wit a NYC classic like ILLMATIC.. lil nigga sit down wit that.

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  • paulo black from brasil..sorocaba city

    good album…i liked congratulations fashaw

  • Crackee

    this turned out nice, Kweli delivered on that Life’s a Bitch cut.

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  • Escobar9300

    Props to Fashawn for this shit. The album is fire.

  • sealsaa

    “I was in the 7th grade when Nas beat Jay” -Fashawn

    ^*Raises eyebrows* Color me an old-head. How old is Fash anyway?

  • brand-new

    20 years old going on 30…lol…fash is ahead of his time…just like nas was

  • brand-new

    anybody know where i can get a hardcopy of this?

  • brand-new

    does anybody know where i can get a hardcopy of this?

  • DJ B.Original

    Takes me back to my early 90′s college days…Fash is nice on the mic…too bad more people are not aware of the youngster…Keep up the good work!

  • Nas

    it was alright. maybe the beats are just too played out to me from listening to illmatic a lot, but it wasn’t what i was expecting..he came on it too much like I did, he shoulda just got real creative and did something different with it

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  • Clever

    Man FaShawn do ya thang homie, this is ICE!

  • sealsaa

    The only negative thing that I can say about it is that Fash’ flow sounds animatied in contrast to Nas’ monotone. Even when Nas gets loud, he doesn’t get all that loud. Always good to see youngsters(so to speak) pay homage as opposed to just biting styles.

  • that nigga

    He fuckin killed this.

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  • Ruc

    This nigga jus called Nas “God”??? Da fuck? lmao

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  • J-Nice


    big ups to FASHAWN

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    you fuck. you mother fuck. fuck. you father fuck youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu fuckkkkkkkkkkkkk

  • ~G~

    Can’t even listen to this. This is like a slap in the face to Illmatic.

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