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  Illmatic Online
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  Nas . Nas's Illmatic A look at a hip-hop masterpiece, ten years removed [prefixmag feature]
For all of the typical hip-hop posturing and rightly deserved hubris that can be found on Illmatic and throughout Nas's early career, the album's lyrics are blissfully unaware of their contradictions, not to mention their importance.
The reason for this success is not that he exposed a snapshot of young fl men circa 1994, but what that snapshot reveals: a world outlook that tells us "life sucks so fuck it all," while still maintaining crew loyalties and fighting to survive.
In Illmatic, you find the meaning not just of hip-hop, but of music itself: the struggle of youth to retain its freedom, which is ultimately the struggle of man to retain his own essence.
www.prefixmag.com /features/N/nas/167   (1120 words)

  Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Illmatic [PA] - Nas at Epinions.com
Illmatic is considered by many to be one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time, and perhaps....
The first thing you notice about the overall sound of Illmatic, is that it has a very underground feel to it, and never ceases to leave you amazed at the wordplay that Nas delivers from his vocal cords.
Since Illmatic was released, Nas has not been able to top the album at all, at least in my opinion.
www.epinions.com /content_104700939908   (2146 words)

 Illmatic News - Topix
Thirteen years since he boasted he could "take rappers to a new plateau" on his classic album "Illmatic," Nas came full circle and claimed to take hip-hop to the grave Sunday night at Myth nightclub in...
Nas It's hard to believe it's been 15 years since Nas released Illmatic --just about as hard as it is to believe the title of last year's Hip Hop Is Dead is now some kind of universal truth.
Nas is best known for his 1994 debut album Illmatic, considered by many as one of the greatest and most celebrated hip-hop albums of all time.
www.topix.net /who/illmatic   (533 words)

 IGN: Illmatic - 10 Year Anniversary Platinum Series Review
Granted Illmatic did little for me back in '94, but now, 10 years later, I can't extract it from my CD player long enough to listen to anything else.
Illmatic is a beguiling beast of an album, especially in this day and age when most MCs feel the need to pack at least 20 tracks and no less than 75-minutes of music onto an album.
Illmatic is a spry 39.49, skits and all.
music.ign.com /articles/512/512953p1.html   (854 words)

 Hip-Hop Editorial - Throwback Classic: Nas - Illmatic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Illmatic was a key step in my growth as a listener.
illmatic always deserved and hailed this type of acclaim; even before his pop - (great jazz musician) olu dara took that picture with nas and jungle in the heart of queens.
Illmatic is a must have if you are a hip hop head.
www.nobodysmiling.com /hiphop/editorial/85681.php   (1316 words)

 Retro "QB" Classic: Nas - Illmatic published by SOHH.com
The Illmatic album, constructed from scratch by a hungry super emcee from the NYC Queensbridge Projects, and a handful of equally talented producers is a perfect example of a straight-up hip-hop album.
Yes, history definitely repeats itself, but the Illmatic album was one of those joints that blazed its own path, and created its own yardstick for other albums to try and aspire to.
The Illmatic album was released almost a decade ago, but the music on it sounds just as fresh now as it did back then.
sohh.com /article_print.php?content_ID=5405   (472 words)

 Illmatic: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com
Often cited as one of the best hip-hop albums of the '90s, Illmatic is the undisputed classic upon which Nas '; reputation rests.
Hip-hop fans accustomed to 73-minute opuses sometimes complain about Illmatic 's brevity, but even if it leaves you wanting more, it's also one of the few '90s rap albums with absolutely no wasted space.
Illmatic is a great lyricist, in top form, meeting great production, and it remains a perennial favorite among serious hip-hop fans.
www.music.com /release/illmatic/1   (421 words)

 Nas - "Illmatic" - Beastie Boys Message Board
i remember readin an article in '94 that said yauch liked illmatic...
Yeah well, I remember when Illmatic dropped, I read an interview where Mike D said that it was a good album, but that Nas made a few too many references to guns.
Take your copy of "illmatic" back to the store and trade it for some Generation X instead.
www.beastieboys.com /bbs/showthread.php?t=55130&goto=nextoldest   (953 words)

 Amazon.com: Illmatic: Music: Nas   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Illmatic is a look back at a life spent in the culture of the projects, acknowledging joy as much as pain and taking note of violence as a fact of his environment rather than a focus of his life.
True, Nas DID fall off a bit after releasing Illmatic, and his albums began to head towards a downward spiral of commercialized bling-bling rap (especially the dreadful Nastradamus), but come on.
He was grouping Nas "Illmatic" with classics from Public Enemy and BDP as some of his favorite rap albums of all time.
www.amazon.com /Illmatic-Nas/dp/B0000029GA   (1457 words)

 SoundClick artist: djillmatic - exclusives!! www.djillmatic.com
DJ Illmatic is known as the "Pusher Man" when it comes to the mix tape game.
Illmatic held down the INFAMOUS HIP HOP NIGHT at the THIRD RAIL IN CORTLAND NY until federal agents shut it down in early 2003.
Currently, Illmatic is working with many artists (signed and unsigned) and working on a major label demo.
www.soundclick.com /djillmatic   (363 words)

 Review of Illmatic by Sloppy Joe
Illmatic marks the debut of New York Street poet Nas.
Nas brings out the rawest form of hip-hop in this east coast effort, as he tries desperately to establish himself as witty street rapper.
There is not much else one can really say about Illmatic, its just flat out poor.
www.msu.edu /user/dalrymp6/illmatic.html   (952 words)

 Nas Illmatic: 10TH Anniversary Platinum Edition CD
I was at a music store one day and I had a choice to pick from The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Ready To Die" or Nas' "Illmatic" so I got both.
The flow and lyrics are better in Illmatic but it does leave the listener begging for more.
I believe that album is even better than Illmatic.
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/pid/6707640/a/Illmatic%3A+10th+Anniversary+Platinum+Edition.htm   (416 words)

 Illmatic: Blogs, Photos, Videos and more on Technorati
Surviving the Times Before 1994: Pre-Illmatic October 5th, 2007 by nation of moderation [IMG Nas in The Source 5 Mics] By now, you must have heard the new Nas track Surviving The Times.
Hip-Hop Thursday: “NY State Of Mind” Posted August 23, 2007 at 1:39 PM Artist: Nas Album: Illmatic [PA] Track: N.Y. State Of Mind [IMG Free MP3 clip of N.Y. State Of Mind] I’m doing this post only a few minutes before I have to leave for work, so enjoy some classic Nas.
DJ Premier Can Save Your Solo Album August 1st, 2007 by nation of moderation [IMG dj premier premo primo gang starr] As I was sweeping through the internet’s archive of DJ Premier’s music I realised that this guy has helped build some of the careers that we have come to worship.
technorati.com /tag/Illmatic   (586 words)

 Illmatic - Nas - Song Listings
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Often cited as one of the best hip-hop albums of the '90s, Illmatic is the undisputed classic upon which Nas' reputation rests.
Hip-hop fans accustomed to 73-minute opuses sometimes complain about Illmatic's brevity, but even if it leaves you wanting more, it's also one of the few '90s rap albums with absolutely no wasted space.
www.mp3.com /albums/154755/summary.html?from=35641   (566 words)

 Nas : Illmatic - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
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