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Throwback Production Video: Making of Illmatic

May 6, 2008

Always yearning for nostalgia, here’s the making of a classic.  Hopefully this will inspire some folks to make their own timeless compositions. This promo video for Nas’ Illmatic illustrates the making of the album utilizing stories from the producers involved with the project.  Besides a 20 year old Nas, Highlights include a young DJ Premier, Q-Tip, Pete Rock, Large Professor, and L.E.S.

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benjamino May 6, 2008 at 3:44 pm

but wouldn’t you rather hear some new weezy with the vocoder on?


Download Beats December 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I’m in the minority here but the production on Illmatic hasn’t aged well to me. Never was a terribly “huge” fan of it.


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