Pete Rock Celebrates A Classic w/ 'The Time Is Illmatic' Mixtape

Pete Rock Celebrates A Hip-Hop Classic w/ The 'Time Is Illmatic' Mixtape

by karaslamb
October 28, 2014 4:56 PM

Pete Rock Celebrates The 20th Anniversary Of Nas' Debut 'Illmatic' LP & The 'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' Documentary With The 'Time Is Illmatic' Mixtape.

Pete Rock celebrates the 20th anniversary of Nas‘ debut Illmatic LP and the more recent Nas: Time Is Illmatic documentary with the Time Is Illmatic mixtape. The mix clocks in just under the 45-minute mark and features all 10 tracks from the album as well as appearances from Large Professor, DJ Premier, Q-Tip and L.E.S.. Inspired by the film that was first inspired by the seminal album he helped to produce, Pete Rock drops a note on his passion for the Nas: Time Is Illmatic documentary alongside the tape:

I was motivated to produce this mixtape because ‘Time Is Illmatic’ is a part of hip hop history that everyone should know about; and have in both their music and now film collection.

Check the track below to stream the Time Is Illmatic mixtape. Rent or purchase the Nas: Time Is Illmatic documentary via iTunes. Purchase the Illmatic XX LP via iTunes. Stay tuned for more from Pete Rock.

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