Tag Archives: Illmatic

$inmatic EP Stream – $in

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West Coast producer $in acknowledges the release of Nas’ classic debut “Illmatic” on this date in 1994 with a handful of well-executed remixes.

Time Is Illmatic Mix Stream – Pete Rock

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The mighty Pete Rock celebrates the recent critical success of the Nas documentary “Time Is Illmatic” with this mix of tracks and samples from the QB legend’s classic 1994 debut album.

New Joint – Large Professor / G-Wiz

Large Professor ft. G-Wiz – “In The Scrolls” (@PLargePro / 2014)

With today being the 41st birthday of a certain Nasir Jones, Extra P drops a tribute to the Queensbridge icon’s classic “Illmatic” album in the form of this lead single from his own forthcoming project “RE: Living Legend”.

94 Real S**t Y’all… – Nas

Nas – “Represent” (@Nas / 2014)

The 20th anniversary celebration of “Illmatic” continues with the release of new visuals for this DJ Premier-produced street-corner classic.

New Joint – Meyhem Lauren

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Meyhem Lauren – “The World Is Yours” (@MeyhemLauren / 2014)

Although the Queens, NY emcee couldn’t contribute to the recent UpNorthTrips / NahRight “Illmatic” tribute project due to recording commitments outside the Rotten Apple, Laurenovich has blessed the people upon his return with this ‘bonus’ version of a Pete Rock-produced classic.

Soulmatic Mixtape Download – Nas / Cookin Soul

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The Spanish production duo splash some soul over a handful of “Illmatic” classics on their tribute to the 1994 Nas debut – download here.

New Joint – Timeless Truth

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Timeless Truth – “Life’s A Bitch” (@TimelessTruth / 2014)

The Queens, NY duo drop some 90s memories and salute the 20th anniversary of  “Illmatic” on their contribution to the @UpNorthTrips / @NahRight Nas tribute mix-tape which dropped yesterday.

20 Years Of Illmatic – MC Serch

3rd Bass’s MC Serch sat down with Orlando’s Power 95.3 to discuss his involvement in the recording of the classic Nas debut “Illmatic” which is officially twenty years old today.

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Illmatic Remix EP Download – Leksa / Nas

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French producer Leksa celebrates the 20th anniversary of Nas’s classic “Illmatic” album by respectfully reworking a handful of tracks off the project including “The World Is Yours” and “One Love” – download here.

New Joint – Giallo Point / Nas

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Nas – “It Ain’t Hard To Tell – Giallo Point Remix” (@GialloPoint / 2014)

The UK-based producer gives a timeless Nas classic a 2014 reworking.

A Tribute To Nas Mixtape Download – The Worst

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France’s The Worst continues his Tribute mixtape series with this collection of Nas sure-shots including “Represent”, “Take It Blood”, “Ether” and more – download here.

Jazzmatic (Nas Remixes) EP Download – Funky DL

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Veteran UK producer-on-the-mic Funky DL puts his trademark jazzy touch on a batch of Nas favourites for this free concept-based release including “Life’s A Bitch”, “Made You Look” and “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” – download here.

Classic Moments – Ralph McDaniels

Uncle Ralph reminisces on Nas’s “Illmatic” album release party as part of his 30th anniversary celebrations for his legendary Video Music Box show.

New Joint – AZ

AZ – “Genesis Freestyle” (@QuietAZMoney / 2013)

The Brooklyn lyricist drops some studio visuals to accompany this freestyle released earlier in the week.

New Joint – Nas / AZ / Sourface

Nas ft. AZ – “Life’s A Bitch – Sourface Remix” (@SourfaceUK / 2012)

The UK-based producer puts a soulful twist on a Nasir classic with impressive results.

New Joint – Elzhi

Elzhi – “Memory Lane” (Elzhi.Com / 2011)

Taken from the Detroit emcee’s brilliant Nas tribute project “ELmatic”.

Time To Get Ill – DJ Premier / Will Sessions

DJ Premier recalls working with Nas on his classic 1994 debut “Illmatic” and also gives his opinion on the live reinterpretations of some of his beats by Detroit band Will Sessions for Elzhi’s recent “Elmatic” project.


Reunited – Nas / MC Serch

Official SerchliteTV footage of Nas and MC Serch performing the 1992 banger “Back To The Grill” onstage for the first time ever at the recent Rock The Bells 2011 NYC show.

New Joint – June G. / Mr. Forbes

June G. ft. Mr. Forbes – “Life’s A Bitch” (AyeJune.Com / 2011)

Cover versions have always been a contentious subject in Hip-Hop circles, but as younger artists enter the game it’s only natural that they’d want to pay homage to their influences and as long as it’s done respectfully the results can be entertaining – here Maryland’s June G. drops his tribute to the Nas / AZ “Illmatic” classic from his mixtape “Back 2 Da Hip-Hop”.

New Joint – Elzhi

Elzhi – “Detroit State Of Mind” (Elzhi.Com / 2011)

Unofficial video from LastKissFilms.Com for this track from Elzhi’s “Elmatic” project featuring footage of the Detroit rapper performing at Toronto’s Mod Club.