ALBUM: Nas Announces “Illmatic XX”

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New York rap legend readies a 20th anniversary edition of his 1994 debut album, Illmatic, scheduled to be released April 15.

Hip Hop DX reports, this anniversary edition is set to include unreleased remixes to the original cuts on the album, along with unreleased versions of “I’m a Villain”.” The anniversary edition of Illmatic also includes the 10 original tracks from the album.

It’s nine songs on there,” he said at the time. “The intro makes it ten but it’s only nine songs. I think it’s a perfect record. It’s a perfect record. I couldn’t say that before, but there are so many different dynamics to it.” 

To read about how Nas wrote Illmatic’s “Halftime” and “One Love,” click here.

The album is available for pre-orders via iTunes. The cover art, according to iTunes, can be found below followed by the cover art that Nas published on his Facebook page.

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