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Illmatic is the debut album of American rapper Nas, released on April 19, 1994, by Columbia Records. After signing to the label with the help of MC Serch, Nas recorded the album during 1992 and 1993 at Chung King Studios, D&D Recording, Battery Studios, and Unique Recording Studios in New York City. Its production was handled by Nas, Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S., and DJ Premier. Styled as a hardcore hip hop album, Illmatic features multi-syllabic internal rhyme patterns and inner city narratives based on Nas's experiences in Queensbridge, New York.
Since its initial reception, Illmatic has been recognized by writers and music critics as a landmark album in East Coast hip hop. Its influence on subsequent hip hop artists has been attributed to the album's production and Nas's lyricism. It also contributed to the revival of the New York City rap scene, introducing a number of stylistic trends to the region. The album remains one of the most widely celebrated albums in hip hop history, appearing on numerous best album lists by critics and publications.
1. The Genesis
2. N.Y. State Of Mind
3. Life's A Bitch
4. The World Is Yours
6. Memory Lane (Sittin' in da Park)
7. One Love
8. One Time 4 Your Mind
10. It Ain't Hard to Tell
Welcome to another edition of The Torrey Allen Show with your hosts Torrey Fields, Ericka "E-Hill" Merriwether, and Rahsaan “The Rowdy One” Hunt! As always, we have a great show lined up with the latest news and rumors from the worlds of sports, pop culture, and politics. The hot topics we’ll cover this week include the issue of rape culture and bullying in sports, plus the 20th anniversary of the release of Nas’ “Illmatic”! We’ll also deliver Rowdy's Rant, Torrey’s Truth, and The Education of E-Hill. So join Torrey, E-Hill, and Rowdy on the Torrey Allen Show Thursday night at 8pm on Blogtalkradio.com/Fieldsvision 8pm. EST. Dial 718-508-9178 to call in.
This week on Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable reviews The Raid 2: Berandal! Is it a worthy follow-up to the original? Is it actually better than the original? Is it too ambitious for its own good? Can it be considered bloated and pretentious? Could it possibly be the most violent action film ever made? Does it deserve comparison to classic “Heroic Bloodshed’ films like Hard Boiled and City on Fire? Might it even deserve comparison to the likes of The Godfather Part 2? Does it raise the bar for action cinema? Are fans overhyping it? Is it merely an ultraviolent yet disposable cult film from a familiar genre?
We’ll also be celebrating the 20th anniversary of that most classic of rap albums, Illmatic! Does it still hold up? Is it still Nas’ best album to date? Is its classic status overstated? Was Nas the beneficiary of east coast (IE New York) Bias? Was the album’s warm reception from the Hip-Hop press part of a calculated plot to bring New York back to prominence in the early 1990’s? Has Nas lived up to the promise of the album? Is he truly one of the all-time greats? Why did it take so long to be certified platinum by the RIAA? Join us as we examine the most acclaimed rap album of its time!
It's FRIDAYYYYYY!!! Time to sit back relax while you are at work or at home & remember the Golden Era of Hip Hop. I'm talking about the 80's & 90's y'all!!!
Join me & my co-host Jasmine P. Rain for the Illest Old School Hip Hop show on the planet. We will have you bobbin' your head to all the CLASSICS.
In celebration of the 20th year since the CERTIFIED CLASSIC 'ILLMATIC' dropped & the release of 'ILLMATIC XX', the entire show will be about 1 of the GREATEST MC's EVER... NASTY NAS.
Come Rock with us as we take you on a journey & have you sweatin' them perms & jerhi curls out.
Eddie Huang, co-host Elena Bergeron, and special guest Miss Info discuss one of NYC’s landmark hip-hop albums, Nas’ debut “Illmatic,” on the twentieth anniversary of its release.
Miss Info—real name Minya Oh--is currently best known for her gossip spots on hip-hop radio powerhouse Hot 97, but she claims a special place in Nas’ career: Oh wrote the original “five-mic” review of “Illmatic" in “The Source.”
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1994 Nas dropped his debut album Illmatic and the game changed, from how albums went with producers to just the rhymes coming back to being mindblowing, Nas changed the game. Today I'm going through the whole album front to back showing love to this classic Hip Hop album, ENJOY
1. Intro - Intro
2. Wild Style
3. Nas - NY State Of Mind
4. T La Rock - It’s Yours
5. Nas - The World Is Yours
7. Ahmad Jamal - I Love Music
8. Nas - One Time For Your Mind
9. Nas - Represent
10. Nas - One Love
11. The Heath Brothers - Smilin Billy Suite Part 2
12. Nas- It Ain’t Hard To Tell
13. Nas - Halftime
14. Nas - Memory Lane
15. The Gap Band - Yearning For Your Love
16. Nas feat. AZ - Life’s A Bitch
It's FRIDAYYYYYY!!! Time to sit back relax while you are at work or at home & remember the Golden Era of Hip Hop. I'm talking about the 90's y'all!!! I am gonna have you bobbin' your head with this show. Come Rock with me as I feature the classic album 'Illmatic' & have you sweatin' them perms out.
On this week's ScreenPicks Movie Show, we review four new films. First, we look at the new David Fincher movie starring Ben Affleck called Gone Girl. Then we'll review the new horror film Annabelle. After that, we look at Reece Witherspoon's new film The Good Lie. And we'll finish up with the documentary Nas: Time is Illmatic.
We're back with another NY Hip Hop Report. This week, we'll talk a mix of mainstream and underground, music and events, recapping an interesting week in both lanes in and around New York City.
Consistently polarizing Nicki Minaj finally drops a song that even haters would find a hard time criticizing. Hot
97's long-time, and often-embattled, DJ Mister Cee has re-resigned from his post at the iconic rap radio station, abruptly, but without the swirl of controversey of his previous announcements.
And we'll have call in guest correspondents reporting about two fascinating, NY-area hip-hop related events that happened last week, including the Tech808 conference organized by hip hop/tech/entrespreneurial event firm The Phat Startup, as well as a review of Homage 3: Illmatic, an original, Nas-inspired play that was shown at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.
Those items, our discussions, upcoming event previews, and your calls LIVE on New York hip hop's #1 talk radio show, The NY Hip Hop Report.
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On the latest episode of Conversations, we sit down with the director of the upcoming music documentary, Time Is Illmatic, One9. The doc follows the trajectory of Nas’ 1994 landmark debut album, Illmatic — widely considered one of the most important and revolutionary albums in hip-hop history. Visual artist One9's amazing story is a thrilling account of Nas’ evolution from a young street poet to a visionary MC. We'll hear his story on Episode 46 of Conversations.
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