The Wait Ends: Nas - 'Illmatic XX' [Full LP Stream]
Nas ' 20th anniversary reissue for his seminal and masterful debut Illmatic has finally made its way to the digital shelves and is now streaming in full. There certainly hasn't been any scarcity in coverage on Illmatic's big two oh with countless discussions on the importance of his introductory piece, a few blazing performances, a leaked remix or two and even a pre-Illmatic freestyle from Stretch & Bobbito's WKCR show (ca. 1993), but we finally have access to the entirety of the project and couldn't be more ecstatic about finally having the opportunity to peep the full clip of unreleased material included in the release.
You can run through some of the classics from the original LP, as well as remixes for "Halftime" and "It Ain't Hard To Tell" in the Soundcloud link below, but you can stream the album in its entirety (minus the aforementioned 93 freestyle and the unreleased "I'm A Villain" ) via Spotify after the jump. Celebrate Illmatic 's profound legacy and impact by streaming Illmatic XX below and be sure to own a piece of that history and all of this ill bonus material by copping via iTunes today. Don't sleep, cause ya know what they say about sleep.