Linmatic | The Making of Nas’ Illmatic
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Linmatic. hahah funny.
Now let’s move on to Illmatic. To this day I still consider Nas’ debut album the greatest debut and hip hop album of all-time. It’s the Citizen Kane of rap & Nasir Jones is the Orson Welles of the industry. Young, brilliant and unfortunately he peaked too high too soon. Illmatic had incredible lyrics, a hall of fame production team, memorable cover and at only 10 songs (9 if you don’t count Genesis) it’s short sweet with no filler material or loose joints.
The best thing about Illmatic is you can ask 10 people what the best or their favorite (yes there is a difference) song is and you might get 10 different answers. That’s what makes Illmatic a classic and to me the greatest hip hop album and maybe one of the top best albums of all-time.
The following is rarely seen mini documentary about the making of Illmatic. I highly recommend you watch it if you liked the album, Nas or hip hop in general.