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Fashawn’s “Ode to Illmatic” Pushed Back, Artwork & Track List Revealed

Fans will have to wait a couple more days for Fashawn’s Ode to Illmatic mixtape. The project, initially set to come out today (June 9) for free download, will now be released this Friday on

As previously reported, the tape finds the 2010 Freshman remaking Nas’s classic debut album, Illmatic, spitting over the entire LP’s instrumentals.

In the meantime fans can get an early peek at the disc’s artwork and track list. [See below]. The cover features Fash’s name written in the same font found on Illmatic, followed by the Fresno, CA MC’s favorite line from the disc, “That buck that bought a bottle, could’ve struck the Lotto.” Continuing to pay tribute to the Queensbridge rapper’s seminal LP, the song list on the back cover is arranged in the exact same way as the original.

Fashawn’s Ode to Illmatic mixtape, hosted by DJ Green Lantern, is being presented by Orisue clothing and XXL Magazine. —Elan Mancini

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