Throwback Album Review – Illmatic By Nas

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שלום לכולם ,

היום אנחנו חוגגים 25 שנה לאלבום המדהים של NAS שיצא בשנת 1994 .

כולו הופק אז ע”י : DJ Premier וביחד עם מפיקים נוספים .

אחד האלבומים האהובים עליי עם סימפול של “Human Nature” של מייקל ג’קסון שחקוק לי ולכולם עד היום בשיר “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” ועוד סימפול של פסנתרן הג’אז , Ahmed Jamal בשיר , “The World Is Yours” .

אז בואו ניזכר ביחד בקלאסיקה המדהימה הזאת , להאזנה מטה לחצו בסוף העמוד .

Today we celebrate the 25th anniversary of this amazing album and classic hip hop as well .

Here’s Illmatic .

One of my favorite songs on this album is “It Ain’t Hard to Tell”, “The World Is Yours” .

The Album was released at 1994 , Whole produced by DJ Premier .

After signing with the label with the help of MC Serch, Nas recorded the album in 1992 and 1993 at Chung King Studios, D&D Recording, Battery Studios, and Unique Recording Studios in New York City. Its production was handled by DJ Premier, Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S. and Nas himself. Styled as a hardcore hip hop album, Illmatic features multi-syllabic internal rhymes and inner-city narratives based on Nas’ experiences in Queensbridge, New York.

The album debuted at number 12 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 94,000 copies in its first week. However, its initial sales fell below expectations and its five singles failed to achieve significant chart success. Despite the album’s low initial sales, Illmatic received rave reviews from most music critics, who praised its production and Nas’ lyricism. On January 17, 1996, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, and on December 11, 2001 it earned a platinum certification after shipping 1,000,000 copies in the United States.

Since its initial reception, Illmatic has been recognized by writers and music critics as a landmark album in East Coast hip hop. Its influence on subsequent hip hop artists has been attributed to the album’s production and Nas’ lyricism. It also contributed to the revival of the New York City rap scene, introducing a number of stylistic trends to the region. The album is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential albums of all time, appearing on numerous best album lists by critics and publications.

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