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Illmatic Twentieth Anniversary Edition

Posted by: Ryan Dennehy (02/07/14)
Nas is going to release a twentieth anniversary edition of his epochal classic Illmatic on April 15th via Sony Legacy. He's also going to be releasing a documentary about the creation of the album called Time Is Illmatic and performing the album front to back across the US, including Coachella. The rerelease contains previously unheard demos, remixes, and freestyles. Check out the anniversary edition artwork in the replies.
      
 
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05:48 AM on 02/07/14
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05:50 AM on 02/07/14
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I will be getting this. One of the best albums of all time.
05:51 AM on 02/07/14
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undisputed classic. i hope the tour comes near me (of course it will)
05:51 AM on 02/07/14
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Hell yes gonna buy this for sure.
06:26 AM on 02/07/14
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I want to hear I'm a Villian
06:51 AM on 02/07/14
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Man that cover art could've been so much better, but its hard to live up to iconic stuff.
06:53 AM on 02/07/14
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Dopeeeeeeeeeee, gotta catch this tour
06:57 AM on 02/07/14
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Man that cover art could've been so much better, but its hard to live up to iconic stuff.
It's growing on me.
06:59 AM on 02/07/14
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Man that cover art could've been so much better, but its hard to live up to iconic stuff.
The original artwork wasn't that great either.
07:09 AM on 02/07/14
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The original artwork wasn't that great either.
It is definitely iconic tho, and fit the vibe of the album very well, which may actually be more important than just objective quality level. So in retrospective it is definitely great.
07:14 AM on 02/07/14
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this artwork sucks lol who thought this garish shit was a good idea
07:15 AM on 02/07/14
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Man that cover art could've been so much better, but its hard to live up to iconic stuff.

this artwork sucks lol who thought this garish shit was a good idea

I guarantee whoever held the decision on the art was just like "Eh it won't live up to Illmatic just throw some shit on it" hahaha
07:17 AM on 02/07/14
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Lmao knocking the original Illmatic cover art? OKAY
07:24 AM on 02/07/14
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I guarantee whoever held the decision on the art was just like "Eh it won't live up to Illmatic just throw some shit on it" hahaha
yeah, just ditch the new york iconography. we can deal with an orange field. that works.


the original is so quintessentially 90s. that hazy look is exactly what i think every photo from before 1998 looks like.
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