Nas Illmatic 30th Anniversary 7" Box Set HHV EU Exclusive

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Vinyl Box | 1994 / US – Reissue | New
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Limited to 1000 boxes for the European market, 3000 in total worldwide.
In Europe exclusively available at HHV.

HHV is thrilled to be able to offer this milestone of rap history, one of the most iconic and important albums of all time as a limited box set of 45s. We can not be happier. Illmatic 30th Anniversary Box Set Includes:

-The full album plus 2 remixes on six big-hole 7-inches pressed on black vinyl.

-The 7-inches are housed in a custom hardbound casebook that includes a 64-page book of extended liner notes by Sacha Jenkins with full lyrics, photos, and 12-inch singles discography.

-The casebook is housed in a premium outer slipcase, featuring the iconic album art printed in gold.

-Limited to 3000 copies worldwide

Thirty years ago on April 19, 1994, Nasir "Nas" Jones dropped Illmatic which is regarded by many as the greatest hip-hop album of all time. Before 1994, Nas (under the name "Nasty Nas") was rapping and making demo tapes with Large Professor, and in 1991 performed an unforgettable verse on Main Source's "Live at the Barbeque." The next year Nas released "Halftime" for the Zebrahead soundtrack, another Large Pro cut, and signed a deal to record an album for Columbia Records. Nas was being compared to one of the lyrical greats, Rakim, and the pressure was on to drop a debut album to top all rappers. A dream team of hip-hop producers including DJ Premier, Large Professor, Q-Tip, Pete Rock, and L.E.S. was assembled to work on what would become the 5 Mic classic Illmatic. Not only did it establish Nas as the Best Rapper Alive in 1994, but it also raised the stakes for hip-hop production, lyrical technique, content, and overall artistic ambition.

Illmatic is the crown jewel of the mid-90s classics that still define the genre. No filler, one intro, and 9 tracks of hip-hop perfection. Every song on this album matters. From Premier's masterful "N.Y State Of Mind" to the AZ-assisted "Life's A Bitch" and Pete Rock's piano-laced "The World Is Yours" Illmatic starts with a powerful trio of songs that easily could solidify this album as classic if it stopped right there. Other tracks such as "Memory Lane" and "One Love" show Nas focusing on his neighborhood and local legends that molded him into the person he was which made them all just as important to us. Large Professor delivers the album's first single "It Ain't Hard To Tell" while Premier delivers the album's certified street anthem "Represent". Serious to a fault, and lyrically dense to an extent that has possibly never been matched, the 20-year-old Nas stood on the shoulders of his predecessors and made them proud with this one. Thirty years later the album stands the test of time, where time is truly illmatic.

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of Illmatic, Get On Down in partnership with Sony's Certified is proud to present the entire album on six 7-inches with 2 remixes.
Item Details
Item No: 1122260
Artist: Nas
Title: Illmatic 30th Anniversary 7" Box Set HHV EU Exclusive
Label: Get On Down
Format: Vinyl Box, Vinyl, Singles, 7"
Pressing: US – Reissue
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: US Hip Hop
Available since: 2024-04-29
Condition: New
Price: 129,99 €
Weight: 3000g (plus 250g Packaging)
B1 The Genesis
C1 NY State Of Mind
D1 Life's A Bitch
E1 The World Is Yours
F1 Halftime
G1 Memory Lane
H1 One Love
I1 One Time 4 Your Mind
J1 Represent
K1 It Ain't Hard To Tell
L1 Life’s A Bitch (Arsenal Mix)
M1 It Ain’t Hard To Tell (Large Professor Remix)
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