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Celebrate Nas’ ‘Illmatic’ With 25th Anniversary Mixtape

blame it on Meka April 18, 2019

Now this is the type of content I love to see.

Friday, April 19th will mark the silver anniversary of Nas‘ classic and influential debut album, Illmatic. To celebrate the momentous occasion, several outlets are tributing the living legend in their own unique ways.

The finest of the bunch (in this writer’s opinion) is Wax Poetics. Having already done sets for Reasonable Doubt, Doggystyle and The Chronic (among many others), they along with WhoSampled and Chris Read have crafted a 25th anniversary mixtape for Illmatic.

Including album cuts, remixes, interview snippets, and tracks sampled throughout, this is going to be one of your favorite listens of the week.

Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio also celebrated the album, as Ebro sat down and spoke with with several people involved: producers Pete Rock, DJ Premier and Large Professor, executive producer Faith Newman and journalist/media personality/NMC alum Miss Info, who gave the album its 5 Mic review in The Source.

Finally, Mass Appeal released their latest episode of The Architects of Illmatic, featuring Newman, DJ Premier and Large Professor.