Illmatic XX is the 20th anniversary re-release of Nas‘s iconic debut album that collects remixes that have only been released on 12″, demo tracks, unreleased cuts and freestyles from radio shows that have never been officially released before. Is this an essential purchase? Depends on how much of Nas fan you are. I already dropped a grip of money for the gold-plated deluxe edition last year and have all the 12″s (albeit in storage) so I’m not trying to drop more money to buy music I already have again but for you youngun’s this might serve as a nice introduction to an album that many view as the pinnacle of hardcore, underground, East Cost hip-hop creativity & artistry.
For those of you whose pockets might be a tad light though, today we are offering you a chance to win a vinyl copy of the album right here on The Kitchen. All you have to do is the following:
1. Follow me on twitter at @Stellaskid (so I can DM you in the event that you win) then…
2. Tweet: “Hey @Stellaskid: I wanna win @Nas #IllmaticXX vinyl courtesy @Sony_Music & @DiffKitchen” [note: you do not need to include the quotes when you tweet your contest message]
I will select a winner on Monday, April 21 at 12 noon EST. FYI: you must be a resident of Canada to be eligible to win. In the meantime, check out a couple of the new tracks from Illmatic XX, “I’m A Villain” and “The Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show on WKCR, October 28, 1993″, below:
Related: 10 Short Stories Inspired by Nas’ Illmatic. [MySpace]
Swedish crew, Opolopo tweak jazz-funkers, Crusaders‘ original street anthem with Randy Crawford, “Street Life” and turn it into a mid-tempo disco burner. I respect it….
Previously on The Kitchen:
- Introducing Opolopo – Voltage Controlled Feelings
- Gregory Porter – 1960 What? (Opolopo Kick & Bass rerub) [MP3]
Nice new groove by London UK production duo, Yam Who? sampling Gap Band and P-Funk.
Click gave me the heads up on this. Here’s the backgrounder: ELMNT was Bosnian-born, moved to Canada, but now lives in Italy, and is paying tribute to the late, legendary G-funk crooner, Nate Dogg on this track, third in a series. Got it??! FYI: Track produced by Tut Piece.
Track produced By Curtiss King. The TDE takeover continues…
How do I not post a track called “F-cked Up The Kitchen”?? Hit the jump for another track, “Why You Mad” from the Migos x Rich the Kid Streets on Lock 3 mixtape.
Illmatic XX is the 20th anniversary re-release of Nas‘s iconic debut album that collects remixes that have only been released on 12″, demo tracks, unreleased cuts and freestyles from radio shows that have never been officially released before. Is this an essential purchase? Depends on how much of Nas fan you are. I already dropped [...]
We teased the trailer for this last week, now here goes the first look at the full three songs-in-one video for The Names Are Known’s “Another 1ne Of Those Nights”, “CLOSE2U” and “GET UP” from their excellent J. Dilla/Detroit hip-hop-inspired mixtape album, J(N)AMES (note: we sneak premiered this on the Tumblr last night. You should [...]
If you’re a regular visitor here at the Kitchen you might have already checked out the DJ mixed version of the excellent J(N)AMES, the J. Dilla/Detroit hip-hop-inspired full length collab project by local hip-hop producers/DJ/MCs, Deejay Nana and I.James.Jones on our tumblr page. Now the non-mixed version of the album is available so you can [...]
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