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Nas's "Illmatic"

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Nas's "Illmatic" by Matthew Gasteier
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This title explores a key hip hop album marking the cross over point where the streets and the charts collided. Contradiction the simultaneous existence of two competing realities and larger than life persona are at the core of "Nas' Illmatic". Yet Nas' identity - as an inner-city youth, a child of hip hop and a Black American - predicts those philosophical quandaries as much as it does its brazen ambition. The artistic impact of Illmatic was massive. The record finds its place in the greatest transition in hip hop up to that point. Along with the Wu Tang Clan's debut from the previous year, Illmatic put New York back on the map after a long period of West coast, G-funk dominance. Nas also mapped out the laid-back lyrical style that would usher in the modern era of hip hop. "33 1/3" is a series of short books about a wide variety of albums, by artists ranging from James Brown to the Beastie Boys. Launched in September 2003, the series now contains over 50 titles and is acclaimed and loved by fans, musicians and scholars alike.

Author Biography

Matthew Gasteier covers hip-hop for the Boston Phoenix and several other publications.
Release date Australia
June 1st, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Pages
144
Series
Dimensions
121x165x13
ISBN-13
9780826429070
Product ID
3038436

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