Nas' lauded hip hop classic, Illmatic will turn 20 in April of this year, and to celebrate the occasion, the Queensbridge rapper will be reissuing the seminal album with plenty of bonus material.
Illmatic XXÂ will include a bonus disc filled demos, freestyles, rarities, and remixes, and now we're actually able to hear one selection from the second disc in advance.
"It Ain't Hard To Tell (Stink Mix)" is faithful to the sound of the original, working with samples for a tasteful new take on the iconic track. The new version comes courtesy of producer Dave Scratch.
While its hard to live up to the Large Professor original, this is a pretty decent mix. What do y'all think?
This rhythmatic explosion
Is what your frame of mind has chosen
I'll leave your brain stimulated, niggas is frozen
Speak with criminal slang, begin like a violin
End like Leviathan, it's deep, well let me try again