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It's Nas Week here at HipHopDX & just in case you haven't heard Nas' 20-year Anniversary re-release of his album "Illmatic," we've provided the stream for you.

And for all you youngins out there who are just now getting into Nas, we've provided you with the original "Illmatic" album stream below. Also, did you know Nas was only 20 years old when he dropped "Illmatic?" Crazy right? What were you doing at 20? Or if you younger, what do you think you will be doing at 20 years old? Find out what the DX Staff was doing in their life at the age Nas was when he dropped his debut album.

 

27 Comments

  • dren

    NY State of mind...one of the hardest beats ever, Primo killed it as did Nas. Love that shit.

  • zo

    Like it or not Nas is a hip hop God.

  • Anonymous

    this remaster sound great

  • Anonymous

    Great rapper but always wack beat choice. After the lost tapes he fell off. He should release the original double album Iam.

    • Anonymous

      OK,Creepy,OK

    • Anonymous

      lol except for big d idk y the rest of you are even on here. going back and forth about dicks and mom jokes like we're in grade school. its friday and that's probably ware you guys should be. but i agree with big d nas has some gems in his collection. just need to go out there and listen

    • BIG D

      @ anonymous this is just a quick list of pretty decent beats & productions post the "Lost Tapes" in my humble opinion "Get Down" "The Cross" "Made you Look"Book Of Rhymes"Revolutionary Warfare" The above is from just one album haven't got time or the interest in feeding you knowledge

    • DUH...DUH...DUH....

      ^ Lol hurt your feelings did I. Feel better now weirdo! Got all the pent up frustration off your chest weak minded FREAK. It seems you have a thing about penises FAG it's time for you to be a man come out of that closet ... Do you see the way your Mom looks at you ? That's the look of a slut who knows she should have swallowed .. Now run along and slowly kill yourself, the world could do with one less weird and angry keyboard warrior P.S It's fucking obvious you replied to your own original post creepy weirdo,as if anyone would be that desperate to jump to your defense dumb bastard By the way I am 19 soon turning 20 and at your old ass age it is obvious that you lack the mental dexterity to spa with me .

    • KillYourself

      Yeah, DUH, dude was just stating his opinion. Just because he doesn't like one artist doesn't mean he's no familiar with hip-hop. You obviously aren't familiar with the term "opinion" and the concept that everyone has their own. Because you list a bunch of Nas albums that makes you the credible go to source for hip-hop? I hope to read a news article about you cutting off your penis because you should not be allowed to spread your ignorance. Play chicken with a train or something

    • DUH

      Hip Hop is dead God's son Stillmatic Life is good The Lost Tapes was a bunch of his earlier tracks that didn't make the cut for his previous albums You people really have no idea about hip hop I bet your music collection is just full of plastic commercial BS

  • thinkbeforeyoutalk

    Some of you kids are quick to talk shits, this album will remain dope forever because as at the time it was released no album is the classy, lyrically, instrumentals..... An 18 years old boy raised the bar high for your favorite rappers, so think before you talk shits.

    • BIG D

      Joey has potential .But come on now how you gonna compare "Illmatic" to "1999" . You sound stupid son

    • kai$oundz

      actually Joey Badass is pretty good

    • Anonymous

      Exactly their is a reason rap has gone to shit ... Show me an 18 year old who is releasing anything close to this ... You little slow minded cats grew up on ringtone 1 wonder hits

  • Anonymous

    nas the best rapper alive legend

  • Anonymous

    NY RAPPERS I PERSONALLY LIKE N CONSIDER LEGENDS {IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER} NAS BIGGIE KOOL G RAP JAY-Z M.O.P FOXY BROWN MC LYTE NY RAPPERS I PERSONALLY CONSIDER DOPE LYRICALLY -JOEL ORTIZ{THATS IT ONLY JOEL} *THIS IS FOR U DUMB IDIOTS WHO WANNA LEAVE STUPID COMMENTS; THIS IS MY PERSONAL LIST,I AINT SAYING THIS IS THE GOSPEL TRUTH-ITS JUST MY PERSONAL LIST OF RAPPERS I LIKE. IF U FEEL DIFFERENT LEAVE UR COMMENT WITH UR OWN LIST OF NY RAPPERS U LIKE OR U THINK ARE DOPE.

  • Stikupkid

    Never heard of this guy, but he sounds pretty good...

  • Anonymous

    most overrated album of all time

  • Anonymous

    Greatest rap album ever made, it's not even close.