Attention: 'Illmatic XX' is on the way
Mark your calendars: April 15, almost exactly 10 years after Nas dropped "Illmatic," he'll be releasing a special 20th anniversary edition of the LP called "Illmatic XX." This isn't just a remastered version of his debut album, either - it also includes an extra disc worth of rare remixes, unreleased demos and freestyles from that part of the MC's career.
"With 'Illmatic,' I didn't think about it. I just did it," Nas explained, as quoted by Complex magazine. "There's a Nigerian proverb 'What is past is prologue.' I'm here today because of 'Illmatic.'"
That's not all. The legendary rapper is also going on tour to celebrate the album's anniversary, performing every track from beginning to end. According to XXL magazine, he's already confirmed a stint at Coachella and another at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Additionally, he plans to produce a documentary called "Time is Illmatic" sometime in 2014.
So will you have these songs on repeat?