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Nothing like some vintage Nas to start the day. As you may have noticed, the upcoming 20th Anniversary Illmatic XX LP contains a second disc full of old treasures, and today we’re treated to this rare Nas freestyle on the legendary Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show from October 28, 1993 (yes, pre-Illmatic). Appearing alongside Grand Wizard, a young Nasir speaks about his upcoming debut album before waxing poetic. Jump to the 8-minute mark to hear him spit over Black Moon’s “How Many MC’s…”

Available to pre-order on iTunes, Illmatic XX drops April 15. Check out the tracklisting here.

Stream after the jump…

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