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Nas - Illmatic

Considered almost the pinnacle of hip-hop achievements, Nas’s debut LP changed rap as it was known before 1994. Continuing the legacy of the Queensbridge Housing Projects begun by pioneers MC Shan, Roxanne Shante and Marley Marl, Illmatic raised the bar for New York and made the overall climate more competitive than ever. Produced by an elite cast, including Q-Tip, Pete Rock, Large Professor and DJ Premier, the short set is praised by anyone worthy of calling themselves a serious fan of the genre.

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