Ed Says: "I first heard Illmatic in my friends car. Riding through suburbia we were as far from the life Nas described as possible but this album transported us. Today, listening instantly takes me back to High School. This is a great set that really celebrates an amazing album that put Nas on the map."
Just 20 years old when it was recorded, NAS' Illmatic is rightly regarded as one of the best hip-hop albums of all time. Beyond the hits like "The World is Yours" and "Life's a Bitch" the album stands as one of the most original and cohesive debuts of all time.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary the album has been rereleased with a brand new second disc containing 10 rare remixes, freestyles and demos from the era.
The bundle includes an Illmatic XX Illustration T-Shirt with the update artwork for the 20th anniversary. A hand-signed and numbered 18" x 24" SIGNED and NUMBERED Nas Illmatic XX lithograph as well as the Nas Illmatic XX Vinyl.