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Illmatic - Nas

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1 CD(s) - Rap - Label: Columbia - Distributor: F-Minor; Sony Music/Arvato Services, F-Minor - Released: 01/02/1997 - 5099747595929

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Excellent

ProNas spits magical, street poetry over AMAZING N.Y....

ConsApparently nothing / Nas may never re-write a clas...

********************************************* ****************************** * THE QUEENSBRIDGE ALBUMS (Columbia Records): ILLMATIC The Nas Album Collection - Part II Author: DJprimo Published by DJprimo for DIJEH inc. / Works of Art **************************************...

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“LYRICAL GENIUS”

published 05/12/2007

Proamazingly intelligent for a 17 year old and all th...

Consnone

Well well well, how the hell do you review the album that most true purest hip hop fans percieve to be the greatest album of all time lol, no review can do this album justice but ima just break down the songs of this short 10 song classic 5 mic album of perfection nevertheless. 1 - The Genesis A...

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Excellent

“A classic album”

published 29/03/2010

ProProduction, poeticism, delivery

ConsLack of songs

Nas is viewed as one of the greatest poets that rap has ever seen. Illmatic marked his first splash into the speakers and the ears of people worldwide as a 21 year old who would go on to attain legendary status within hip hop. On first note, you will notice that there are only 10 songs on here...

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Excellent

ProCLASSIC, Pure Unmatched Lyrical Masterpiece, Relle...

ConsToo Short... I WANT MORE!

Before I am, Before Nastradamus (Nastra-Garbage), Before It was Written, Before Stillmatic, Before God's Son, Before Nas "Big Chain" Escobar, Before Commercial Nas, there was Illmatic. Illmatic is considered by many to be one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time, and perhaps.... the...

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Excellent

ProGreat lyrics and subject matter; near stellar prod...

ConsTwo slightly weaker tracks.

Illmatic is an album that needs no introduction. Nas' interpretation of what Hip-Hop was was a vision that was unmistakably original and incredibly well rapped. His lyrics were stellar, his subject matter was underground and contained some of the most honest and introspective lyrics I've ever...

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Excellent

“The Hip Hop Classic”

published 10/07/2004

ProOriginal, Flawless lyrics, Nas Explossive Debut Al...

ConsVirtually Nothing

In 1994 a legend was born... A 19 year old fresh faced kid going by the name of Nasty Nas dropped his debut album: illmatic. The album was & still is the cornerstone of the modern Hip-Hop revolution & is the standards by which all new rappers are judged. This album broke the mould & its quality...

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Excellent

“Greatest Ever? No Doubt”

published 26/01/2009

ProSublime production, lyrics and delivery. As close ...

ConsNone.

Illmatic is possibly the most celebrated debut rap album of all time, few since have been heralded for such consistent quality across an entire album. Even looking at the cover you get an indication that there is something a little special about it. It is a potent image, one that combines the...

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Excellent

Progreat production, amazing lyrics

Consif only it were longer!

Before Nas had platinum plaques and wore mink coats, there was Illmatic. After shining on his verse on “Live at the BBQ” on Main Source’s album, Nas was given the chance to prove what he was about on this, his first album. The album features great production from L.E.S., Large Professor and Pete...

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Excellent

“A simply perfect album”

published 25/06/2012

ProIt contains everything good about 90s rap, in one ...

ConsIt is only ten songs long!

I know it is a cliché to say you love this album as it is hailed by many to be the greatest rap album of all time. But I assure you that it really is a truly amazing album. Do not elt the generically postisitive reviews you hear put you off, it isn't just people wanting to appear to be in on some...

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Excellent

“No 1 since I first heard it”

published 20/11/2006

ProIt will be in your top 10

ConsLater albums couldn't possibly live up to the expe...

The first time I heard this album I knew that there may be one or two other albums on a par, but it would never be beaten. It is one of those rare first albums that will be remembered forever: Gritty, just as it should be, and not over produced, emphasizing Nas' genuine sound. I won't go into...

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1 CD(s) - Rap - Label: Columbia - Distributor: F-Minor; Sony Music/Arvato Services, F-Minor - Released: 01/02/1997 - 5099747595929

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