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Scott King – World is Yours 2.0 (DJ Whoo Kid Remix)

Scott King and DJ Whoo Kid have apparently teamed up for a Nas Tribute mixtape called IAMMATIC where, of course, Scott jumps on every beat from the classic album and reworks it from his own view point. Scott King is excellent on this one to say the least: the flow is aggressive and the subtle details and references are reworked to fit in with the times.

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Listen to Nas’s 1991 Demo Tape

So today, Nas‘s #IllmaticXX is released to the masses; 2o years since the release of his magnum opus. The album that brought you a breath of fresh air that spelled out alphabetically the dark tales of streetlife that went down in Queensbridge. Nas has always been an amazing storyteller, and continues to shape anything that comes to mind into a chilling, yet real-life story. His words are THAT powerful.

But what if we took a trip to the past to see how it all came to be? I’m sure that some of you guys have heard the tale of..

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Listen To The Singles Off Nas’s ‘Illmatic XX’!

In less than two weeks away from the release of Illmatic XXNas has released a few singles that are off the album. Make sure you guys cop that anniversary album on April 15th! Listen to the singles below! Also, read our article on Nas’s #Illmatic album by Leslie!

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Nas’s ‘Illmatic’ Celebrates 20 Years With Special Edition On April 15th!

This year, Nas’s Illmatic album celebrates 20 years this year on April 19th. For this special occasion, he’s going to be releasing a double disc album with 2o songs (instead of sixteen, just like his 10 year anniversary re-release)! Calling the release Illmatic XX, the first disc will be remastered so that it’ll feel like you’re listening to the debut album for the very first time, while the second one will include remixes, demos, and radio freestyles for you to enjoy! Check out the tracklisting + album cover below! Pre-order your copy now.

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Large Professor Reflects on ‘Illmatic’, Says, “It’s Never Been Outdone”

New York producer and oft-collaborator with Nas, talked about Illmatic’s production, influence and lyrical content.
I’m trying to avoid any Pete Rock/Lupe Fiasco-related posts because it’s depressing and overblown. I hope Large Professor’s pleasant reminiscing with HipHopWired.com brightens your day.

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DAILY NEWS: “Classic Albums by Classic Artists”

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Rock the Bells and Reebok Classics put together a short film series, “Classic Albums by Classic Artists”, featuring legendary artists and festival headliners talking about their best albums.

For example, Nas talked about “Illmatic”, Lauryn Hill talked about “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” (above) and Cypress Hill talked about “Black Sunday”. I watched all of them and they’re very informative and very good.

Every Tuesday and Friday a new one is released on http://www.werclassic.com.

Here are the links for the ones..

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VIDEO: Elzhi – My Favourite Verse (Memory Lane)

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SoulCulture TV recently caught up with Detroit lyricist Elzhi whilst in London, to find out his favourite self-penned verse.

Check out the video below in which the emcee highlights

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