NAS' ILLMATIC IS 22 YEARS OLD!

Nas' Illmatic Is 22 Years Old!
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NAS' ILLMATIC IS 22 YEARS OLD!



Written by Dont Panic
19 Tuesday 19th April 2016

Just over a couple of decades ago today, 21-year old Nasir Jones dropped his DJ Premier, Pete Rock and Q-Tip produced debut album: Illmatic. The album was hailed as an instant classic by critics and listeners alike; Nas' gritty depictions of New York living and hard-hitting yet melodic instrumentals eventually hit platinum record status and Nas cemented as one of the most important MCs of his generation. He's put out strong work since his debut, such as the post-heartbreak Life Is Good, but Illmatic is on another level. Give it a spin- the world is yours...

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