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Illmatic
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Nas feat A.Z. - Life's A Bitch

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Description: Illmatic is the debut album of American rapper Nas, released April 19, 1994 on Columbia Records. Following his signing to Columbia with the help of MC Serch, recording sessions for the album took place during 1992 to 1993 at Chung King Studios, D&D Recording, Battery Studios, and Unique Recording Studios in New York City. Its prod ... (more)
Manufacturer: Columbia
Release date: 19 April 1994
EAN: 0074645768427 UPC: 074645768427
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1994: Best Rap Albums (12 music items)

"There's nothing I could say here that hasn't been said before, including saying there's nothing I can say that hasn't been said. But I don't care, I'll talk anyway. So this is it, the big one, the alpha to the omega, the almighty, the merciful one, the big cheese, the peak of a genre. This legendary album is almost universally considered the best rap album period. A perfect embodiment of all you listen for when you throw on a rap song or LP. Perfect. It's what makes it so amazing. Perfect produc"


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" Points: 7 Chosen by: Ryan P. (7) RYM's Top 5000 rank: 63 "


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"14. A song that nobody would expect you to love. Nas - Represent I generally have nothing but disdain for modern hip-hop, and don't hold much sympathy for old school stuff either, but this song gets me every time. "


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"Week 29:11.07.11 - 17.07.11 Nas - Represent Not really a huge hip-hop fan, but this tune had me hooked. The background sample Nas uses is mysterious, melancholic and haunting. I'm not going to pretend I can empathise with the hard life he's rapping about, but you still hear the emotion coming through in his words. "


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""Other rappers were harder and better-armed, but nobody captured the creeping menace of life on the streets like this twenty-year-old from New York's Queens-bridge projects. With lines like "I never sleep, 'cause sleep is the cousin of death," Nas showed more poetic style than any MC since Rakim.""


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