Album Title
Artist IconNas
Artist Icon Illmatic
heart off icon (0 users)
transparent blockTransparent icon Next icon

Transparent Block
Cover NOT yet available in
Join Patreon for 4K upload/download access

Your Rating (Click a star below)

Star off iconStar off iconStar off iconStar off iconStar off iconStar off iconStar off iconStar off iconStar off iconStar off icon



Star IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar Icon
Star IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar Icon
Star IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar Icon
Star IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar Icon




Star IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar Icon

1:45
4:54
3:30
4:50
4:20
4:08
5:25
3:18
4:12
3:22

Data Complete
percentage bar 60%

Total Rating

Star Icon (4 users)

Back Cover
Transparent Block

CD ArtEdit Icon
CDart Artwork

3D FlatEdit Icon Search Icon
None Found, Upload?

3D FaceEdit Icon Search Icon
None Found, Upload?

3D CaseEdit Icon Search Icon
None Found, Upload?

3D ThumbEdit Icon Search Icon
None Found, Upload?

Spine CoverEdit Icon Search Icon
None Found, Upload?

First Released

Calendar Icon 1994

Genre

Genre Icon Hip-Hop

Mood

Mood Icon ---

Style

Style Icon Urban/R&B

Theme

Theme Icon ---

Tempo

Speed Icon ---

Release Format

Release Format Icon Album

Record Label Release

Speed Icon

World Sales Figure

Sales Icon 0 copies

Album Description
Available in:
Illmatic is the debut album of American rapper Nas, released on April 19, 1994, by Columbia Records. After signing to the label with the help of MC Serch, Nas recorded the album during 1992 and 1993 at Chung King Studios, D&D Recording, Battery Studios, and Unique Recording Studios in New York City. Its production was handled by Nas, Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S., and DJ Premier. Styled as a hardcore hip hop album, Illmatic features multi-syllabic internal rhyme patterns and inner city narratives based on Nas's experiences in Queensbridge, New York.
Upon its release, the album debuted at number 12 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 59,000 copies in its first week. However, its initial sales fell below expectations and its five singles failed to achieve significant chart success. Though it experienced initial low sales, Illmatic received rave reviews from most music critics upon its release and earned praise for its lyrical content, production, and Nas's lyricism. On January 17, 1996, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, and in 2001, it earned platinum certification after shipments of one million copies in the United States.
wiki icon

Album Review
None Found... Click yellow EDIT Button add one
wiki icon

User Comments

No comments yet...

Status
Locked icon unlocked


External Links
MusicBrainz Large icontransparent block Amazon Large icontransparent block Metacritic Large Icon