Legacy Recordings will release Nas' seminal debut album as an expanded 20th anniversary edition titled, Illmatic XX. Long considered one of the greatest Hip Hop albums of all time, Illmatic is a densely textured, deeply lyrical portrait of life in the US's largest public housing project, Queensbridge. Upon release, the record signaled the resurgence of the moribund New York hip-hop scene and helped pave the way for Biggie Smalls, Jay Z and a new generation of New York rappers.
Illmatic XX is the ultimate fan experience and features new liner notes by longtime friend, Sacha Jenkins (Ego Trip), previously unseen and rare photographs, a personal note from Nas and a second disc featuring several rare remixes, unreleased demos and freestyles. 2014 is the year of Illmatic XX! (added: 2014-04-28 17:31:16 )