Sunday, August 29, 2010
Ivan (with an assist from Lyrics to Go) does it yet again!
"What can I say about this album that hasn't already been expounded upon by music journalists and institutional scholars alike? Illmatic is to hip hop what Miles Davis's Kind of Blue is to jazz: a quintessential centerpiece to its respective genre. Dallas Penn summed it up quite nicely: "The Sun, Moon and stars along with the spirit of Rakim Allah came together to form this rap music manifesto masterpiece.""
If you don't know about Illmatic, I don't even know what to say except this is probably one of the ten hip hop albums you ABSOLUTELY need to listen to. Once you've done that, come back here and learn about the original source music sampled that built this masterpiece.
Download HipHopisRead.com & Lyrics To Go presents Nas - Illmatic: the Samples HERE.