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Performer: Nas
Title: Illmatic
FLAC album size: 1987
Style: Conscious
Country: US
Released: 2012

Illmatic is the debut album of American rapper Nas, released on April 19, 1994, by Columbia Records.

Album · 1994 · 20 Songs. Illmatic XX Nas. Hip-Hop/Rap.

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40K. About Illmatic. Following his show-stealing debut in 1991 on Main Source’s track Live at the Barbeque, Nas delivered his debut album Illmatic to high praise in 1994. The title was derived from a Queensbridge individual named Illmatic Ice, with illmatic being an adjective used to describe something extraordinary. Illmatic had an all-star lineup of East Coast producers-Large Professor, DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, and . to provide the boom bap backdrop for Nas to display his .

Nas. Produced by Q-Tip, Large Professor, Pete Rock & 4 more. Tracklist: 1. The Genesis 2. . State Of Mind 3. Life's A Bitch 4. The World Is Yours 5. Halftime 6. Memory Lane (Sittin' In Da Park) 7. One Love 8. One Time 4 Your Mind 9. Represent 10. It Ain't Hard To Tell. The album shows Nas as a kid, taken by his father Olu Dara when he returned from an overseas tour. It is very influencial, as Ready to Die & Tha Carter III had very similar album covers. Illmatic " Track Info. Written By Nas. Art Director Aimée Macauley.

A classic album is supposed to change or define its time. borrowed everything from art ideas to album structure. It was so blatant that Ghostface and Raekwon dedicated an entire skit to mocking it. Jay-Z took a hot Nas line and made a hot song on Reasonable Doubt. There was no real follow-up to Illmatic because Nas understood that he'd tapped into a moment that could only come once and in one place. This is what things had been building towards. A little over a decade later, Nas claimed that hip-hop was dead, but this world that was his was already starting to vanish on Illmatic. But you can still summon it from the first rumble of the train.

Слушайте и скачивайте nas (illmatic) на Хотплеере в mp. Nas - Illmatic (Full Album) 39:59. Nas - Life is Like A Dice Game (Demo) (Pre Illmatic) 02:45. Nas - 01 - The Genesis (Illmatic 1994) 01:45. Nas - Illmatic XX 45:19. Nas - Everything Is Real (Pre Illmatic) 02:15. State Of Mind (1994 - Illmatic) 04:55.

Tracklist Hide Credits

40 Side North
A1 The Genesis
Written-By [Conceived By] – Faith N.*, Nas
1:45
A2 N.Y. State Of Mind
Engineer – Eddie SanchoWritten-By – C. Martin*, N. Jones*
4:53
A3 Life's A Bitch
Co-producer – NasEngineer – Jason VogelFeaturing – A.Z.*Producer – L.E.S.Trumpet – Olu DaraWritten-By – A. Cruz*, N. Jones*, O. Scott*, O. Dara*, R. Wilson*
3:30
A4 The World Is Yours
Engineer – Jamie StaubPerformer [It's Yours] – T La RockProducer – Pete RockWritten-By – N. Jones*, P. Phillips*
4:50
A5 Halftime
Engineer – Kevin ReynoldsWritten-By – G. Byrd*, N. Jones*, W.P. Mitchell*
4:20
41st Side South
B1 Memory Lane (Sittin' In Da Park)
Engineer – Eddie SanchoEngineer [Assistant] – Luis TineoWritten-By – C. Martin*, Nasir Jones, P. Barsella*, R. Wilson*
4:08
B2 One Love
Engineer – T. Latham*Producer – Q-TipWritten-By – J. Heath*, J. Davis*, N. Jones*
5:25
B3 One Time 4 Your Mind
Engineer – Kevin ReynoldsEngineer [Assistant] – Jack Herscha*Written-By – N. Jones*, W.P. Mitchell*
3:18
B4 Represent
Engineer – Eddie SanchoEngineer [Assistant] – Luis TineoWritten-By – C. Martin*, N. Jones*
4:12
B5 It Ain't Hard To Tell
Engineer – Stan WallaceEngineer [Tracking] – Anton "Sample This" Pushansky*Mixed By – Diego GarridoWritten-By – Nasir Jones, W.P. Mitchell*
3:22

Companies, etc.

  • Mastered At – Nashville Record Productions
  • Pressed By – United Record Pressing
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music

Credits

  • Art Direction – Jo DiDonato*
  • Design – Aimée Macauley
  • Executive-Producer – Faith N.*, M.C. Serch*
  • Photography By – Danny Clinch
  • Producer – DJ Premier (tracks: A2, B1, B4), Large Professor (tracks: A5, B3, B5)

Notes

Non-Deluxe Get Down Reissue version from 2012

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 664425129717
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched): 88691-97525-1-A-RE-1 NRP Ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched): 88691-97525-1-B-RE-1 NRP Ⓤ

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CK 57684 Nas Illmatic ‎(CD, Album) Columbia CK 57684 US 1994
475959 1, COL 475959 1 Nas Illmatic ‎(LP, Album) Columbia, Columbia 475959 1, COL 475959 1 Europe 1994
SICP 4166~7 Nas Illmatic XX ‎(CD, Album, RE + RM, Dig) Sony Records Int'l SICP 4166~7 Japan 2014
88697439542 Nas Illmatic XX ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RE, RM + RE, RM, Dig) Columbia, Legacy, Sony Music 88697439542 Europe 2014
SICP-1612 Nas Illmatic ‎(CD, Album, RE) Sony Records Int'l SICP-1612 Japan 2007

Tracklist Hide Credits

40 Side North
A1 The Genesis
Written-By [Conceived By] – Faith N.*, Nas
1:45
A2 N.Y. State Of Mind
Engineer – Eddie SanchoPerformer [Mind Rain], Written-By [Mind Rain] – J. Chambers*Producer – DJ PremierWritten By – C. Martin–N. JonesWritten-By – C. Martin*, N. Jones*
4:53
A3 Life's A Bitch
Co-producer – NasEngineer – Jason VogelFeaturing – A.Z.*Performer [Yearning For Your Love] – The Gap BandProducer – L.E.S.Trumpet – Olu DaraWritten By – N. Jones–R. Wilson–O. Scott–A. Cruz–O. DaraWritten-By – A. Cruz*, N. Jones*, O. Scott*, O. Dara*, R. Wilson*Written-By [Yearning For Your Love] – O. Scott*, R. Wilson*
3:29
A4 The World Is Yours
Engineer – Jamie StaubPerformer ["It's Yours" Performed By] – T La RockProducer – Pete RockWritten By – P. Phillips–N. JonesWritten-By – N. Jones*, P. Phillips*
4:50
A5 Halftime
Engineer – Kevin ReynoldsProducer – Large ProfessorWritten By – W.P. MItchell–N. Jones–G. ByrdWritten-By – G. Byrd*, N. Jones*, W.P. Mitchell*
4:20
41st Side South
B1 Memory Lane (Sittin' In Da Park)
Engineer – Eddie SanchoEngineer [Assistant] – Luis TineoPerformer [We're In Love] – Reuben WilsonProducer – DJ PremierWritten By – C. Martin–R. Wilson–N. Jones–P. BarsellaWritten-By – C. Martin*, N. Jones*, P. Barsella*, R. Wilson*Written-By [We're In Love] – P. Barsella*, R. Wilson*
4:07
B2 One Love
Engineer – T. Latham*Performer [Smilin' Billy Suite Pt. II] – The Heath BrothersProducer – Q-TipWritten By – J. Davis–N. Jones–J. HeathWritten-By – J. Heath*, J. Davis*, N. Jones*Written-By [Smilin' Billy Suite Pt. II] – J. Heath*
5:24
B3 One Time 4 Your Mind
Engineer – Kevin ReynoldsEngineer [Assistant] – Jack Herscha*Producer – Large ProfessorWritten By – W.P. Mitchell–N. JonesWritten-By – N. Jones*, W.P. Mitchell*Written-By [Walter L] – G. Burton*
3:18
B4 Represent
Engineer – Eddie SanchoEngineer [Assistant] – Luis TineoProducer – DJ PremierWritten By – C. Martin–N. JonesWritten-By – C. Martin*, N. Jones*
4:13
B5 It Ain't Hard To Tell
Engineer – Stan WallaceEngineer [Mix] – Diego GarridoPerformer [Human Nature] – Michael JacksonPerformer [N.T.] – Kool & The GangProducer – Large ProfessorTracking By [Tracking Engineer] – Anton "Sample This" Pushansky*Written By – W.P. Mitchell–N. JonesWritten-By – N. Jones*, W.P. Mitchell*Written-By [Human Nature] – J. Bettis*, S. Pocaro*Written-By [N.T.] – C. Smith*, C. Horne*, D. Thomas*, G. Redd, Sr.*, G. Redd, Jr.*, G. Brown*, R. Bell*, R. Mickens*, R. Bell*, R. Handy*
3:22

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
  • Made By – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
  • Distributed By – Sony Music
  • Published By – Gifted Pearl Music
  • Published By – Ill Will Music, Inc.
  • Published By – Minder Music (USA)
  • Published By – Taking Care Of Business Music
  • Published By – Total Experience Music Publishing Co.
  • Published By – Hit'n'Hold Music
  • Published By – Pete Rock Publishing
  • Published By – Large Professor Music Ltd.
  • Published By – EMI April Music Inc.
  • Published By – EMI Unart Catalog Inc.
  • Published By – MJQ Music, Inc.
  • Published By – DJ Premier Publishing
  • Produced For – Works Of Mart Productions
  • Produced For – Mecca And The Soul Brother Productions, Inc.
  • Produced For – Paul Sea Productions, Inc.
  • Produced For – A Tribe Called Quest, Inc.
  • Produced For – Serchlite Productions, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Unique Recording
  • Recorded At – Chung King Studios
  • Recorded At – Battery Studios, New York
  • Recorded At – D&D Studios
  • Mixed At – Unique Recording
  • Mixed At – Chung King Studios
  • Mixed At – Battery Studios, New York
  • Mixed At – D&D Studios
  • Engineered At – Power Play Studios
  • Pressed By – Optimal Media Production – B676645
  • Licensed From – PolyGram Special Products
  • Licensed From – Warlock Records

Credits

  • Art Direction – Jo DiDonato*
  • Design – Aimée Macauley
  • Executive-Producer [For Serchlite Productions, Inc.] – Faith N.*, M. C. Serch*
  • Photography By – Danny Clinch

Notes

European repress of the 1994 original European issue.
Reissue has printed "Made in the EU" on the back cover and the vinyl label, while the original issue has "Made in Holland".

Category on spine and vinyl label: 475959 1
Category on back cover: COL 475959 1

B5 is misspelled as "It Aint't Hard To Tell" on the vinyl label.

Back cover: © 1994 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. […] Distribution Sony Music. Made in the EU.
Vinyl label: ℗ 1994 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

"NY State Of Mind" produced for Works Of Mart Productions. Recorded and mixed at D&D Recording, NYC.
Contains a sample of "Mind Rain" as performed and written by J. Chambers.
Gifted Pearl/Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music (ASCAP)

"Life's A Bitch" recorded and mixed at Unique Studios and Chung King Studios, NYC.
Contains a sample of "Yearning For Your Love" as performed by The Gap Band and written by R. Wilson and O. Scott. Used courtesy Polygram Special Products, Inc.
Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music/Minder Music (USA) (ASCAP)/Taking Care Of Business Music/Total Experience Music Publishing Co. (BMI)

"The World is Yours" produced for Mecca And The Soul Brother Productions, Inc. Recorded and mixed at Battery Studios, NYC.
[…] T La Rock, courtesy of Warlock Records. Published by Hit'n'Hold Music (ASCAP)
Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music/Pete Rock Publishing (ASCAP)

"Halftime" produced for Paul Sea Productions, Inc. Recorded and mixed at Chung King Studios, NYC.
Contains samples of "Dead End", "Soul Travelin'" and "School Boy Crush".
Large Professor Music Ltd./EMI April Music, Inc./Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music/Minder Music (USA) (ASCAP)

"Memory Lane (Sittin' In Da Park)" produced for Works Of Mart Productions. Recorded and mixed at D&D Recording, NYC.
Contains sample of "We're In Love" as performed by Reuben Wilson and written by R Wilson and P. Barsella.
EMI Unart Catalog Inc./Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music/Gifted Pearl (ASCAP)

"One Love" produced for A Tribe Called Quest, Inc. Recorded and mixed at Battery Studios, NYC.
Contains sample from "Smilin' Billy Suite Pt. II" as performed by The Heath Brothers and written by J. Heath.
Ill Will Music, Inc/Skematics Music (ASCAP)/MJQ Music, Inc.(BMI)

"One Time For Your Mind" produced for Paul Sea Productions, Inc. Recorded and mixed at Chung King Studios, NYC.
Contains sample of "Walter L" as written by G. Burton.
Large Professor Music Ltd./EMI April Music Inc./Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music (ASCAP)

"Represent" produced for Works Of Mart Productions. Recorded and mixed at D&D Recording, NYC.
Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music/DJ Premier Publishing/Gifted Pearl (ASCAP)

"It Ain't Hard To Tell" produced for Paul Sea Productions, Inc. Initial Tracking at PowerPlay Studios, Long Island City, NYC. Recorded and mixed at Chung King Studios, NYC.
Contains samples of "Human Nature" as performed by Michael Jackson and written by J. Betties and J. Pocaro; and "N.T." as performed by Kool & The Gang and written by G. Redd, Sr., G. Redd, Jr., R. Handy, C. Horne, R. Bell, R. Bell, R. Mickens, D. Thomas, G. Brown and C. Smith.
Large Professor Music Ltd./EMI April Music Inc./Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music (ASCAP)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 099747 595912
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099747595912
  • Rights Society: SACEM/SDRM/SACD/SGDL/BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 0162
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): : B676645-01 A1 [Large Gap] A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped): 01 475959 20 3A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): B676645-01 B1 [Large Gap] A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped): 01 475959 20 0⃠ 2B1
  • Other (Orig. Sony manufacturing # on back sleeve): 02-475959-20
  • Other (On inner-sleeve.): 01-475959-20

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CK 57684 Nas Illmatic ‎(CD, Album) Columbia CK 57684 US 1994
475959 1, COL 475959 1 Nas Illmatic ‎(LP, Album) Columbia, Columbia 475959 1, COL 475959 1 Europe 1994
SICP 4166~7 Nas Illmatic XX ‎(CD, Album, RE + RM, Dig) Sony Records Int'l SICP 4166~7 Japan 2014
GET 51297 LP, 88691975251 Nas Illmatic ‎(LP, Album, RE) Get On Down, Columbia GET 51297 LP, 88691975251 US 2012
88697439542 Nas Illmatic XX ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RE, RM + RE, RM, Dig) Columbia, Legacy, Sony Music 88697439542 Europe 2014

Iriar
poorly pressed/mastered. Sibilant sounding, don't waste your money on this one....
Precious
ugh, this version is horrible ~ last tracks on both sides have horrible sibilance distortion -- unlistenable
Anardred
anyone else's copy of this pressing plagued with sibilance? it's listenable for most of the record but it gets pretty bad on the final tracks of both sides.
Black_Hawk_Down
Yes, Halftime is pretty horrible, didn't pick up on it on side two though
Mr.Savik
Yes, absolutely. On "Halftime" and halfway through "It Ain't Hard To Tell" I've noticed the 'S' and 'X's are pretty distorted
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