Nas’ Illmatic Broken Down Song by Song

Written by on August 18, 2014

You ever wondered what that moment was like when Pete Rock found the sample for “The World Is Yours” or how initially Nas got signed?  All of your questions will be answered thanks to Spotify’s “Landmark” interviews.  Not only does Nas recount the making of Illmatic, but we also get to hear from original producers Large Professor, DJ Premier and Pete Rock as they break down each song.  If you want to really “nerd out” you can also hear from Faith Newman, the woman responsible for signing Nas to Columbia Records.  If you came up in this era this is equivalent to a Beatles fan hearing the fantastical stories of how “St. Pepper’s  Lonely Hearts Club Band” was created.  It’s that real.  You might even cry.  It’s ok for thugs to cry.  2Pac told me so.  Check it….


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