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Watch Nas Perform Illmatic LIVE at Coachella
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the landmark album, Nas performs Illmatic in it’s entirety and more classic hits with help from Jay Z and Diddy.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his classic album, Illmatic, Nas performed the album in it’s entirety to kick off his memorable set at Coachella Saturday night. Dressed in all black, Nas took the stage delivering classic lyrics from the 1994 album with the crowd following along with every word. As a special surprise for the fans, Nas took his performance to the next level bringing out Jay Z for a mind-blowing performance of “Dead Presidents” and “Where I’m From,” sending the crowd into a frenzy. Continuing to awe the audience, Nas performed other hits from his catalogue including ”Made You Look,” “One Mic.” and “Hate Me Now,” in which he surprised the crowd again, this time bringing out Diddy to share the stage for the epic performance.

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Watch Nas Perform Illmatic LIVE at Coachella

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the landmark album, Nas performs Illmatic in it’s entirety and more classic hits with help from Jay Z and Diddy.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his classic album, Illmatic, Nas performed the album in it’s entirety to kick off his memorable set at Coachella Saturday night. Dressed in all black, Nas took the stage delivering classic lyrics from the 1994 album with the crowd following along with every word. As a special surprise for the fans, Nas took his performance to the next level bringing out Jay Z for a mind-blowing performance of “Dead Presidents” and “Where I’m From,” sending the crowd into a frenzy. Continuing to awe the audience, Nas performed other hits from his catalogue including ”Made You Look,” “One Mic.” and “Hate Me Now,” in which he surprised the crowd again, this time bringing out Diddy to share the stage for the epic performance.

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Watch Nas’ “Time Is Illmatic” Trailer

Get a glimpse of the new documentary film, "Time Is Illmatic," which premiers this Wednesday at The Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

As part of the year of Illmatic and the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nas’ debut album, The Tribeca Film Festival will celebrate it’s opening with the premier of "Time Is Illmatic," a new documentary that chronicles the course of Nas’ 1994 debut album release, Illmatic. The film, from Director One9 and written by Erik Parker, “traces Nas’s influences and the insurmountable odds he faced in creating the greatest work of music from hip-hop’s second golden era,” reps for Tribeca report in a statement. The world-premiere screening of the film will take place on April 16, followed by a special performance featuring the emcee performing the album in it’s entirety. Nas’ Illmatic XX is available for pre-order and will be released April 15th.

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Nas Celebrates “Illmatic XX” With An Exclusive Limited Edition Merchandise Bundle
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nas’ Illmatic with a special edition Illmatix XX merchandise Bundle.


In commemoration of the 20th anniversary and re-issue of Nas’ debut album Illmatic, Nas is releasing an exclusive limited edition merchandise bundle via his official web store in conjunction with Bravado Merchandising. Options for the merchandise bundle include a one of a kind Illmatic XX t-shirt, crew neck sweatshirt, and signed or unsigned special edition lithogram. There are only 200 autographed and numbered lithographs, and 300 unsigned lithographs available. Get your copy and merchandise bundle while supplies last. 

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Nas Celebrates “Illmatic XX” With An Exclusive Limited Edition Merchandise Bundle

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nas’ Illmatic with a special edition Illmatix XX merchandise Bundle.

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary and re-issue of Nas’ debut album Illmatic, Nas is releasing an exclusive limited edition merchandise bundle via his official web store in conjunction with Bravado Merchandising. Options for the merchandise bundle include a one of a kind Illmatic XX t-shirt, crew neck sweatshirt, and signed or unsigned special edition lithogram. There are only 200 autographed and numbered lithographs, and 300 unsigned lithographs available. Get your copy and merchandise bundle while supplies last. 
Recap: Watch Nas Discuss Illmatic on REVOLT Live
As part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Illmatic, Nas discusses the classic album in detail with REVOLT Live.

Yesterday, Nas paid a special visit to REVOLT Live to discuss the twentieth anniversary of his debut album, Illmatic. Speaking with hosts Sibley and DJ Damage, Nas went into detail on the making of the album, the process of it’s release, and the mass pandamonium that soon followed and propelled his career. Among topics addressed, Nas discussed the accidental role he played in leaking the album through his friends, the similarities of artist using their childhood photos on their album covers following Illmatic’s release, and the overall impact the landmark album made in hip hop. Fans got a chance to submit personal questions to the emcee via Instagram video which Nas answered on the show. Nas was surprised with a special Illmatic anniversary cake on stage honoring the 20 years since the album’s release on April 19, 1994. Nas will release Illmatic XX on April 15th to commemorate the landmark album, featuring remastered versions of the classic album as well as unheard remixes, freestyles, and more. Illmatic XX is amiable for pre-order though iTunes.

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Recap: Watch Nas Discuss Illmatic on REVOLT Live

As part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Illmatic, Nas discusses the classic album in detail with REVOLT Live.

Yesterday, Nas paid a special visit to REVOLT Live to discuss the twentieth anniversary of his debut album, Illmatic. Speaking with hosts Sibley and DJ Damage, Nas went into detail on the making of the album, the process of it’s release, and the mass pandamonium that soon followed and propelled his career. Among topics addressed, Nas discussed the accidental role he played in leaking the album through his friends, the similarities of artist using their childhood photos on their album covers following Illmatic’s release, and the overall impact the landmark album made in hip hop. Fans got a chance to submit personal questions to the emcee via Instagram video which Nas answered on the show. Nas was surprised with a special Illmatic anniversary cake on stage honoring the 20 years since the album’s release on April 19, 1994. Nas will release Illmatic XX on April 15th to commemorate the landmark album, featuring remastered versions of the classic album as well as unheard remixes, freestyles, and more. Illmatic XX is amiable for pre-order though iTunes.
Watch Nas LIVE on REVOLT TV Today
Nas will appear Live today on REVOLT TV for an exclusive interview and questionnaire session from the fans! Tune in at 5pm EST/ 2pm PST!

Watch a live and exclusive interview with Nas today REVOLT TV. Beginning at 5pm EST and 2pm PST, Nas will begin a live broadcast in celebration of the anniversary of his debut album, Illmatic. Fans are invited to tune in and ask him questions via social media with a 15 second video using the hashtag “#AskNas”. Tune it this afternoon for this special appearance!

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Watch Nas LIVE on REVOLT TV Today

Nas will appear Live today on REVOLT TV for an exclusive interview and questionnaire session from the fans! Tune in at 5pm EST/ 2pm PST!

Watch a live and exclusive interview with Nas today REVOLT TV. Beginning at 5pm EST and 2pm PST, Nas will begin a live broadcast in celebration of the anniversary of his debut album, Illmatic. Fans are invited to tune in and ask him questions via social media with a 15 second video using the hashtag “#AskNas”. Tune it this afternoon for this special appearance!

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Clash Magazine: Nas On The Mass Hysteria Of “Illmatic”
Clash Magazine celebrates Illmatic with an exclusive interview with Nas to discussing the landmark release and it’s impact over the last 20 years.

In an exclusive interview, Nas dives deep into the mass hysteria of his debut album, Illmatic, with Clash Magazine's Grant Brydon. Speaking of the classic album Nas shares his feelings of being overjoyed while experiencing slight anxiety while preparing for the 1994 release, “I knew it was from what I wanted to hear,” he says. “I didn’t know how many other people would agree. Because you never know when it’s your first record, you can only have a hunch. The closer it came to it being released I started to feel it more and more. Working on it I felt like it was the best thing ever! But then, as it’s about to be released, you realise that there is a world out there and they’ve gotta approve, and you go from there.”
Nas goes further to discuss the impact of the album and the positive experiences he’s had since the release, “I’ve been on two of my dream labels. It’s like getting everything you ever wanted,” he says. “Things can happen for whoever, whoever you are. If you focus, you can get whatever you want if it’s meant to be. And that’s how it’s worked out for me.” The album will celebrate it’s 20th anniversary with a new release titled Illmatic XX featuring unheard remixes and exclusive freestyle recordings on April 15th.

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Clash Magazine: Nas On The Mass Hysteria Of “Illmatic”

Clash Magazine celebrates Illmatic with an exclusive interview with Nas to discussing the landmark release and it’s impact over the last 20 years.

In an exclusive interview, Nas dives deep into the mass hysteria of his debut album, Illmatic, with Clash Magazine's Grant Brydon. Speaking of the classic album Nas shares his feelings of being overjoyed while experiencing slight anxiety while preparing for the 1994 release, “I knew it was from what I wanted to hear,” he says. “I didn’t know how many other people would agree. Because you never know when it’s your first record, you can only have a hunch. The closer it came to it being released I started to feel it more and more. Working on it I felt like it was the best thing ever! But then, as it’s about to be released, you realise that there is a world out there and they’ve gotta approve, and you go from there.”

Nas goes further to discuss the impact of the album and the positive experiences he’s had since the release, “I’ve been on two of my dream labels. It’s like getting everything you ever wanted,” he says. “Things can happen for whoever, whoever you are. If you focus, you can get whatever you want if it’s meant to be. And that’s how it’s worked out for me.” The album will celebrate it’s 20th anniversary with a new release titled Illmatic XX featuring unheard remixes and exclusive freestyle recordings on April 15th.

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New Music: Nas Premieres Exclusive Track from New Album Illmatic XX Today!
“It Ain’t Hard To Tell (The Laidback Remix)” Now Streaming exclusively on Okayplayer.com from Illmatic XX.

Nas has announced that “It Ain’t Hard To Tell (The Laidback Remix)” is now available to stream exclusively on Okayplayer.com. PRESS HERE to listen now. Nas’ new album, Illmatic XX, is a compilation of rare remixes, unreleased demos and freestyles commemorating the anniversary of his seminal debut release Illmatic. The collection will drop April 15th via SONY Legacy. 
In conjunction with the new release, Nas will be touring the U.S. this spring and performing the groundbreaking album from front to back. The tour kicked off last month with a special performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Nas will also appear at this year’s Coachella Festival. In combination with the release, Time Is Illmatic – a feature length documentary film that examines the album – will open this year’s Tribeca Film Festival on April 16th. 

Listen to “It Ain’t Hard To Tell (The Laidback Remix)”

New Music: Nas Premieres Exclusive Track from New Album Illmatic XX Today!

“It Ain’t Hard To Tell (The Laidback Remix)” Now Streaming exclusively on Okayplayer.com from Illmatic XX.

Nas has announced that “It Ain’t Hard To Tell (The Laidback Remix)” is now available to stream exclusively on Okayplayer.com. PRESS HERE to listen now. Nas’ new album, Illmatic XX, is a compilation of rare remixes, unreleased demos and freestyles commemorating the anniversary of his seminal debut release Illmatic. The collection will drop April 15th via SONY Legacy. 

In conjunction with the new release, Nas will be touring the U.S. this spring and performing the groundbreaking album from front to back. The tour kicked off last month with a special performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Nas will also appear at this year’s Coachella Festival. In combination with the release, Time Is Illmatic – a feature length documentary film that examines the album – will open this year’s Tribeca Film Festival on April 16th. 

Listen to “It Ain’t Hard To Tell (The Laidback Remix)”

Still Ill: Create Your Own Illmatic Artwork 
In celebration of the release of Illmatic XX, the 20th anniversary edition of Nas’ album, Nas offers fans a chance to win tickets to an upcoming performance and more prizes by creating their own Illmatic XX cover art.

Celebrate the release of Illmatic XX, the 20th anniversary edition of Nas’ album, Illmatic by creating your own Illmatic XX cover art. Create yours now for a chance to win Nas concert tickets! The Grand Prize winner will receive 2 tickets to a Nas performance and an autographed CD and merch prize pack. Two more First Prize winners will also receive autographed CDs and merch prize packs.

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Still Ill: Create Your Own Illmatic Artwork 

In celebration of the release of Illmatic XX, the 20th anniversary edition of Nas’ album, Nas offers fans a chance to win tickets to an upcoming performance and more prizes by creating their own Illmatic XX cover art.

Celebrate the release of Illmatic XX, the 20th anniversary edition of Nas’ album, Illmatic by creating your own Illmatic XX cover art. Create yours now for a chance to win Nas concert tickets! The Grand Prize winner will receive 2 tickets to a Nas performance and an autographed CD and merch prize pack. Two more First Prize winners will also receive autographed CDs and merch prize packs.

Create Your Artwork Now for a Chance to Win