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Nas - Illmatic
Nas
Illmatic
LP | 1994 | EU | Reissue (Columbia)
17,99 €*
Release:1994 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Produced by Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Large Professor ... true classic!
Nas - The World Is Yours HHV Exclusive Red Vinyl Edition
Nas
The World Is Yours HHV Exclusive Red Vinyl Edition
7" | 1994 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
17,99 €*
Release:1994 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 24.04.2020
This edition is limited to 300 copies exclusive available at HHV.

Straight out the gate, Nas dropped a classic. Since the release of the seminal ‘Illmatic’ album in 1994, critics and fans have been wondering if Nas peaked too early and if anything in his subsequent catalogue could be held up against this masterpiece. To be fair, it’s hard to follow up something this flawless, a project that allied his most insightful, pitch-perfect heartfelt rhymes with the work of the best hip-hop producers on the east coast.
DJ Premier, Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest and Large Professor all take their turns on the album, along with the unsung L.E.S., but it’s Pete Rock in his prime who provides the stunning backdrop for the cinematic ‘The World is Yours’. It’s a perfect nugget of a single, weaving in the brashness of Scarface, the repetition of a snatch of T La Rock’s early Def Jam gem ‘It’s Yours’ and piano courtesy of Ahmad Jamal’s ‘I Love Music’ from his own timeless ‘The Awakening’ album (1970).
Presented for the first time on 7”, the vocals of the album version and the instrumental on the flip provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy and compare the work of two masters at the top of their game. Pete Rock’s seamless weaving of disparate samples into a compelling whole, the then little-known Nas’ statement of intent. With a maturity beyond his tender years, Nas put himself straight at the top of the pile, this Queensbridge chronicle hinting at the ambition and greatness he harboured within himself.
Nas - The World Is Yours
Nas
The World Is Yours
7" | 1994 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
16,99 €*
Release:1994 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 15.05.2020
Straight out the gate, Nas dropped a classic. Since the release of the seminal ‘Illmatic’ album in 1994, critics and fans have been wondering if Nas peaked too early and if anything in his subsequent catalogue could be held up against this masterpiece. To be fair, it’s hard to follow up something this flawless, a project that allied his most insightful, pitch-perfect heartfelt rhymes with the work of the best hip-hop producers on the east coast.

DJ Premier, Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest and Large Professor all take their turns on the album, along with the unsung L.E.S., but it’s Pete Rock in his prime who provides the stunning backdrop for the cinematic ‘The World is Yours’. It’s a perfect nugget of a single, weaving in the brashness of Scarface, the repetition of a snatch of T La Rock’s early Def Jam gem ‘It’s Yours’ and piano courtesy of Ahmad Jamal’s ‘I Love Music’ from his own timeless ‘The Awakening’ album (1970).

Presented for the first time on 7”, the vocals of the album version and the instrumental on the flip provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy and compare the work of two masters at the top of their game. Pete Rock’s seamless weaving of disparate samples into a compelling whole, the then little-known Nas’ statement of intent. With a maturity beyond his tender years, Nas put himself straight at the top of the pile, this Queensbridge chronicle hinting at the ambition and greatness he harboured within himself.
Nas - It Was Written
Nas
It Was Written
2LP | 1996 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
35,99 €*
Release:1996 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Illmatic, the 1994 studio debut of Nasir "Nas" Jones, was more than just a critical success for the Queensbridge-based rapper. At a time when East Coast hip-hop was increasingly being taken less seriously than their West Coast counterparts, Illmatic's raw jazz and soul-based production, dire atmosphere and lyrics, coupled with Nas' uncompromising flow was integral in restoring interest in the East Coast as a hotbed of hip-hop artistry. Along with key releases from Wu-Tang Clan and Notorious B.I.G.,it shifted attention away from the funky, dayglo synth-based G-funk coming out of California and back to the grimy streets of New York. After such an unprecedented debut record, expectations were understandably high for Nas' follow-up. What came next threw critics and fans for a loop, but was no less influential than Illmatic, and would become the most commercially successful album in the entirety of Nas' discography. The 1996 sophomore follow-up was titled It Was Written, and in contrast to the urban bleakness of his debut, had Nas dipping his toes into the world of mafioso rap. Amidst production from heavy hitters like Trackmasters, Dr. Dre, L.E.S., Havoc of Mobb Deep, and Illmatic-collaborator DJ Premier, among others, Nas weaves evocative narratives of gang warfare, downtrodden neighborhoods, drug deals gone awry, and gangsta triumph, against a backdrop of samples from Sam Cooke, Etta James, the Isley Brothers, and even Chuck Mangione.

It Was Written was not hard up for top-tier guests either, featuring major guest turns from Lauryn Hill and Joel "JoJo" Hailey of K-Ci & JoJo. It also introduced the world to The Firm, the brief Nas-led msupergroup featuring rappers AZ, Foxy Brown, and Cormega. mIt even managed to cause some minor controversy in the hip-hop mcommunity for its collaboration with West Coast producer Dr. Dre, at a time when the East Coast/West Coast rap feud was reaching a fever pitch, briefly attracting the ire of one Tupac Shakur. Not only was It Was Written received warmly by critics, but became a major commercial success, reaching the top of the Billboard 200 charts, reaching platinum sales status four times, and alongside malbums like Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, helped usher in the era of mafioso rap in the mainstream. It rendered chart hits out of singles like the Eurhythmics-mimicking "Street Dreams", and the Grammy-nominated "If I Ruled The World Imagine That", and proved to be a major influence on artists like Kendrick Lamar, Lupe mFiasco, and many more.
Nas - The Lost Tapes 2 Grey Vinyl Edition
Nas - Stillmatic Black Vinyl Edition
Nas
Stillmatic Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2001 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
33,99 €*
Release:2001 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Few hip-hop artists have achieved the same level of critical acclaim and praise that 90s veteran and Queens native Nasir "Nas" Jones has. Across
his over 25-year career he has been ranked as one of the greatest rap performers and lyricists by MTV, The Source, and Complex, among other
publications, all while selling over 30 million records worldwide, and releasing eight consecutive platinum albums. In particular, his 1994 debut
Illmatic is hailed as a paragon of underground hip-hop, a turning point in East Coast rap's development, and one of the all-time greatest debut
albums in general.
Though Nas' artistic legacy is without question, it was not always the case; if Nas had flourished during the mid-90s, he had stumbled clumsily
while transitioning into the 00's. After achieving universal praise via Illmatic and commercial success with its' follow-up It Was Written, Nas' next
few releases were considered inconsistent and lackluster compared to the critical one-two punch they followed. During this time period he had
abandoned the socially-conscious and philosophical topics that made him a critical darling in favor of more commercially viable gangsta rap.
Though he maintained a chart presence for much of the late-90s, review scores began to dwindle, and his status among the hip-hop community
was thrown into question.
This would change in 2001 with the release of Nas' fifth studio full-length, which made the effort to re-establish him as a legitimate artist.
Eschewing the pop-friendliness he'd found success with, Nas instead opted to return to the underground style he came up in, with tracks about
American politics, ghetto life, and social upheaval. Perhaps sensing this need to return to his roots, he titled the album Stillmatic, a clear and
present reference (and sequel of sorts) to Illmatic.
The ploy worked perfectly; Stillmatic was hailed by critics as a stunning comeback, and a brilliant return to form, earning rave reviews from rap
outlets such as The Source and HipHopDX as well as from more mainstream publications as The Rolling Stone and The Village Voice. Praise was
heaped upon the complexity and introspective nature of Nas' lyrical content, the top-tier production from veterans like Large Professor, DJ
Premier, L.E.S., and Trackmasters, and hard-hitting guest appearances from AZ, Mary J. Blige, and Amerie.
Stillmatic would see release on December 18th of 2001, right as Nas was caught in the middle of a highly publicized feud with fellow New York
rapper Jay-Z. As such, the record features one of the feud's most intense apexes in the form of its second track "Ether", a ruthless Ron
Browz-produced diss track. A response to Jay-Z's own diss "Takeover", "Ether" savaged the Brooklyn-native, accusing him of brown-nosing to get
ahead, of plagiarizing earlier rappers such as Notorious B.I.G. and KRS-One, and dismissing his street cred. To this day "Ether" is considered one
of the best and most potent diss tracks ever recorded, a major turning point in the Nas/Jay-Z feud, a standout among the already critically
acclaimed Stillmatic, and is even credited with boosting Jay-Z's career by proxy.
Nas - Stillmatic Remastered Silver Black Friday Record Store Day 2019 Edition
Nas
Stillmatic Remastered Silver Black Friday Record Store Day 2019 Edition
2LP | 2001 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
35,99 €*
Release:2001 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Few hip-hop artists have achieved the same level of critical acclaim and praise that 90s veteran and Queens native Nasir "Nas" Jones has. Across his over 25-year career he has been ranked as one of the greatest rap performers and lyricists by MTV, The Source, and Complex, among other publications, all while selling over 30 million records worldwide, and releasing eight consecutive platinum albums. In particular, his 1994 debut Illmatic is hailed as a paragon of underground hip-hop, a turning point in East Coast rap's development, and one of the all-time greatest debut albums in general. Though Nas' artistic legacy is without question, it was not always the case; if Nas had flourished during the mid-90s, he had stumbled clumsily while transitioning into the 00's. After achieving universal praise via Illmatic and commercial success with its' follow-up It Was Written, Nas' next few releases were considered inconsistent and lackluster compared to the critical one-two punch they followed. During this time period he had abandoned the socially-conscious and philosophical topics that made him a critical darling in favor of more commercially viable gangsta rap. Though he maintained a chart presence for much of the late-90s, review scores began to dwindle, and his status among the hip-hop community was thrown into question. This would change in 2001 with the release of Nas' fifth studio full-length, which made the effort to re-establish him as a legitimate artist. Eschewing the pop-friendliness he'd found success with, Nas instead opted to return to the underground style he came up in, with tracks about American politics, ghetto life, and social upheaval. Perhaps sensing this need to return to his roots, he titled the album Stillmatic, a clear and present reference (and sequel of sorts) to Illmatic.
The ploy worked perfectly; Stillmatic was hailed by critics as a stunning comeback, and a brilliant return to form, earning rave reviews from rap outlets such as The Source and HipHopDX as well as from more mainstream publications as The Rolling Stone and The Village Voice. Praise was heaped upon the complexity and introspective nature of Nas' lyrical content, the top-tier production from veterans like Large Professor, DJ Premier, L.E.S., and Trackmasters, and hard-hitting guest appearances from AZ, Mary J. Blige, and Amerie. Stillmatic would see release on December 18th of 2001, right as Nas was caught in the middle of a highly publicized feud with fellow New York rapper Jay-Z. As such, the record features one of the feud's most intense apexes in the form of its second track "Ether", a ruthless Ron Browz-produced diss track. A response to Jay-Z's own diss "Takeover", "Ether" savaged the Brooklyn-native, accusing him of brown-nosing to get ahead, of plagiarizing earlier rappers such as Notorious´B.I.G. and KRS-One, and dismissing his street cred. To this day "Ether" is considered one of the best and most potent diss tracks ever recorded, a major turning point in the Nas/Jay-Z feud, a standout among the already critically acclaimed Stillmatic, and is even credited with boosting Jay-Z's career by proxy. Now in 2019, decades after the record's release, Get On Down proudly brings you this deluxe LP reissue. Stillmatic has never been repressed on vinyl since its original 2001 release, and is now presented with remastered audio, and pressed on silver-colored wax just in time for Record Store Day Black Friday!
Nas - Illmatic
Nas
Illmatic
LP | 1994 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
26,99 €*
Release:1994 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
"Now let me take a trip down memory lane"....It's 1994 and the hype behind Queensbridge native Nasir "Nas" Jones had already reached a fever pitch. Coming off already classics such as "Live at the BBQ" and (his solo debut song) "Halftime" all eyes were on Nas. From the moment you popped in your cassette, CD, or dropped the needle on the vinyl, you knew you were listening to authentic Hip Hop. Right out the gate you were met with the sound of subway cars, a snippet from Nas on "Live at the BBQ" and finally the Wild Style Theme. These 3 elements seem subtle upon first listen, but once you digest the album you realize Nas was setting a tone. God's Son had arrived.

Backed by an all-star cast of producers including DJ Premier, Large Professor, Q Tip, Pete Rock and then unknown L.E.S, Illmatic never lets up. Nas was able to take you into his world, each beat seemed like it was hand crafted, tailored to precisely match each line of Nas' dense lyrics and unmatched flow.

During the week of its release, everyone now knew the hype was real. Nas, being barley 20 at the time, stood on the shoulders of his predecessors and let everyone know he'd arrived. Illmatic became the debut that from that moment on rappers from Jay Z to Kendrick Lamar got compared to, "is this (insert rappers name here)'s Illmatic?". It was a game changer, not just for Nas, but for New York.. for Hip Hop. The Source broke their unwritten rule of not giving 5 Mics (the highest honor at that time) to a debut - Illmatic got just that. So join us, as we pay homage to one of our favorite albums and revisit the album that became one of the most talked about debuts in Hip Hop’s recorded history.
Nas - Nasir
Nas
Nasir
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Def Jam)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Nas returns with Kanye West produced Nasir.
Nas - I Am
Nas - It Ain't Hard To Tell
Nas
It Ain't Hard To Tell
7" | 2019 | UK (Old Chillin)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK
Genre:Hip Hop
All time classic paired with the instrumental on the flip!
Nas - I Am
Nas - Hip Hop Is Dead
Nas
Hip Hop Is Dead
2LP | 2006 | US | Original (Def Jam)
29,99 €*
Release:2006 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
16 tracks feat. Kelis, Jay-Z, Kanye West, The Game, Snoop Dogg, ...
Nas - Nasir
Nas - The Lost Tapes 2
Nas
The Lost Tapes 2
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Def Jam / Mass Appeal)
30,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 10.04.2020
Nas' follow up to his 2002 surprise "The Lost Tapes" is finally up for pre-orders on Vinyl. Released digitally via Mass Appeal and Def Jam on July 19, the project boasts production by Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beatz, RZA, Statik Selektah, Hit-Boy, Pete Rock, The Alchemist, and No I.D. and others, while features come from Al Jarreau, Keyon Harrold, RaVaughn, David Ranier, and J. Myers.
Nas - Nastradamus
Nas - Illmatic: Live From Kennedy Center
Nas - Illmatic XX
Nas
Illmatic XX
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Sony)
29,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
20 years of Illmatic! Remastered original album!

180g vinyl with download card.
Download includes 10 rare remixes, demos and freestyles.
Nas - The Lost Tapes 2
Nas - Nasir
Nas - Nasir
Nas
Nasir
CD | 2018 | US | Original (Def Jam)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Nas returns with Kanye West produced Nasir.
Nas - The Essential Nas
Nas
The Essential Nas
2LP | 2016 | US | Original (Columbia / Legacy)
36,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Insane collection! 19 timeless classics collected on a essential double disc!
Nas - Hip Hop Heroes Instrumentals Volume 1
Nas
Hip Hop Heroes Instrumentals Volume 1
2LP | 2013 | EU | Original (Cutting Deep)
19,99 €*
Release:2013 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Classic Nas instrumentals combined on a 2LP, including tracks from his very first LP "Illmatic" as well as bunch of classic cuts like "Affirmative Action", "Hate Me Now" or "Nas Is Like".
Nas - Stillmatic
Nas
Stillmatic
CD | 2001 | EU | Original (Columbia)
5,99 €*
Release:2001 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
classic ... produced by Large Professor, DJ Premier, Salaam Remi ...
Nas - Illmatic
Nas
Illmatic
CD | 1994 | EU | Reissue (Columbia)
7,99 €*
Release:1994 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Produced by Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Large Professor,...
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