On April 19, 1994, Nas blessed hip-hop fans with what would become a timeless classic in his debut album Illmatic. Two decades later, Nah Right and UPNORTHTRIPS celebrate the 20-year-anniversary today with a tribute mixtape #Illmatic20. Curated by Ev Boogie from UPNORTHTRIPS, Amir of Blame The Label, Nah Right Features Editor Stan Ipcus and The Vinylcologist, the 14-track mixtape features contributions from the new faces of New York’s rap scene, each paying homage to the Queensbridge-native.
Al-Doe, Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, Troy Ave, Bodega Bamz, YC The Cynic, Denzil Porter, Smoke DZA, Doley Bernays, Timeless Truth, Euro League, Pete from Bi***es Is Crazy, The Incomparable Shakespeare, and SHIRT, all make appearances on the project you can stream and download below.
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