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Take A Trip To Queensbridge With Nas’ Brother Jungle, Who Talks Illmatic Cover & Ill Will (Video)

From the original Illmatic release by Nas to this week’s Illmatic XX retrospective, the artist is forever tied to the Queensbridge Houses that inspired much of the album. VIBE goes

Watch FUSE’s Making Of Nas’ Illmatic 3-Part Special, With Interviews With Large Professor, Pete Rock & DJ Premier (Video)

Has any Hip-Hop album gotten as much attention at the 20-year mark as Nas’ Illmatic has this month? The Columbia/Sony Records debut, the subject of Illmatic XX, a reissue with

Here’s the Stream of Nas’ Illmatic XX with Some Choice Bonus Tracks (Audio)

You’ve heard Nas’ Illmatic, but not like this…Here’s the stream of Illmatic XX, with some choice bonus tracks. It features songs from the original classic, as well as remixes of

Alchemist Remixes A D.I.T.C. Gem From A.G. & O.C. (Audio)

It’s been 15 years since D.I.T.C.’s (Diggin’ In The Crates) one and only album. Released on Tommy Boy Records, the self-titled LP (often called “World Class” by some Heads) featured

“I Think He Planned It”: Get The Inside Scoop On Canibus’ LL Cool J-Inspired Microphone Tattoo (Video)

Canibus has one of the most famous Hip-Hop tattoos. ‘Bis, following an interesting exchange with his Queens idol LL Cool J, decided to copy the Def Jam superstar’s bicep ink:

Watch Big Boi Bust A 1993 Verse Back In High School (Video)

By 1993, OutKast had already made their debut appearance on the Organized Noize remix to TLC’s “What About Your Friends.” However, Big Boi was still slammin’ lockers in high school,

A Feature Length Nas Documentary is Coming to Theaters. Here’s a Look at the Trailer (Video)

In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of Illmatic, a feature-length documentary is coming to theaters. The film will document not only the album and its impact, but also Nas’ journey

You Think You’ve Heard All The Versions Of Nas’ It Ain’t To Tell? Think Again (Audio)

Next week’s release of Illmatic XX, a compilation re-releasing Nas’ 1994 debut album with some additional freestyles, remixes, and songs recorded during the 1992-1994 sessions which missed the initial Columbia/Sony/RuffHouse

One Of 2Pac’s Most Hip-Hop-Minded Songs Gets A Nice New Cookin’ Soul Remix (Audio)

Sometimes Tupac Shakur’s Hip-Hop contributions are underplayed. Sure, ‘Pac was a new kind of superstar rapper at the time of his death in late 1996, but Heads can forget that

Would Nas’ Illmatic Have Been Longer if it Had Not Been Leaked? MC Serch Speaks (Video)

I remember when I got my first copy of Illmatic. It was a blank cassette tape…and it was about 4 weeks before the album was released. I had a friend