20th anniversary edition of Nas's masterpiece Illmatic – which will probably stand forever as one of the greatest hip hop full lengths of its time – maybe even for all time. Nas has had some creative ups-and-downs over the years, but nothing can take away the impact of this damn near perfect slice of east coast street hop. Nasir, "World Is Yours", indeed. The original LP is pure greatness – 100% lean, masterful production by DJ Premier, Large Professor
, Pete Rock and Q-Tip – and the titles include "NY State Of Mind", "Life's A B***h", "Half Time", "One Love", "Represent", "Memory Lane" and more. Illmatic XX also includes a bonus disc with 10 rare remixes, new artwork and a 24-page booklet, featuring liner notes by Sacha Jenkins, tributes and rare photos.
(20th anniversary edition!)