Landmark Hip Hop Album “Illmatic” Turns 21 Today


One of the most widely celebrated albums in hip hop history turns 21 today!  The debut album by Queensbridge, New York emcee/producer Nas was released on April 19, 1994.  Since its initial reception, Illmatic has been recognized as a landmark album appearing on numerous best album lists by critics and publications. Production on the album was handled by Nas, Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S., and DJ Premier.  The album’s influence on subsequent hip hop artists has been attributed to the album’s production and Nas’s lyricism.

Track List:

1. The Genesis
2. N.Y. State Of Mind
3. Life’s A Bitch
4. The World Is Yours
5. Halftime
6. Memory Lane (Sittin’ in da Park)
7. One Love
8. One Time 4 Your Mind
9. Represent
10. It Ain’t Hard to Tell


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