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How Nas' "Illmatic" Ruined Hip-Hop

How Nas' "Illmatic" Ruined Hip-Hop | Nas Illmatic XX | Scoop.it
Illmatic did have one terrible lasting impact: It gave rise to the idea that rap albums would be better served with multiple producers.
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Justin Roman Martinez's comment, June 14, 2014 12:58 PM
Though I don't believe Illmatic single-handedly ruined hip-hop, it is interesting the point this article makes. Before Nas' Illmatic, hip-hop albums were mostly produced by a specific person or group, thus giving the album a specific sound. Nas' debut didn't follow that trend at all. With Nas' growing popularity in New York, many established producers were willing to work with him. Five producers are credited on Illmatic. Ever since that album, the idea of having multiple producers involved in a hip-hop album became almost necessary.
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Time Is Illmatic Official Trailer 1 (2014) - Nas Documentary HD - YouTube

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Justin Roman Martinez's comment, June 14, 2014 12:31 PM
Illmatic is commonly considered as one of, if not the greatest hip-hop album of all time. On the twentieth anniversary year of the album, a documentary is filmed behind the making of Illmatic. This just goes to show how much of an impact Nas made with just one album of ten songs. Twenty years later people are still talking about the greatness of Illmatic like it was released just last week.
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Nas Announces the Year of Illmatic XX: A Celebration of the Landmark Album That Made Him an Icon

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Documentary Time Is Illmatic to be Released in 2014
“A densely textured, deeply lyrical portrait of life in Long Island City's Queensbridge projects, the record signaled the resurgence of the moribund New York hip-hop scene and helped pave the way for Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z and a new generation of New York rappers.” -NEW YORK TIMES
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Justin Roman Martinez's comment, June 14, 2014 12:26 PM
Twenty years after his critically acclaimed album was released, Nasir Jones' debut is still just as relevant in hip-hop in the present day. In 2014, Nas' Illmatic album is rereleased in a twentieth anniversary edition.
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▶ Nas Is Like: A Conversation With The Duo Behind 'Time Is Illmatic' Documentary - YouTube

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Justin Roman Martinez's comment, June 14, 2014 12:41 PM
The two directors behind the upcoming documentary 'Time Is Illmatic' explain their process behind the development of the film. They go more in depth then just the musical side of the album. 'Time Is Illmatic' explores the environment surrounding Nas in the Queensbridge projects and how Nas was influenced by his father who was a jazz musician from Louisiana. Every single aspect of Nas' nineteen year old life helped shape Illmatic.
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Cultural Studies of American Musics: Illmatic and the Evolution of Hip Hop Culture

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Cultural Studies of American Musics: Illmatic and the Evolution of Hip Hop Culture
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Justin Roman Martinez's comment, June 14, 2014 12:36 PM
Illmatic was released at a time considered the end of the golden era of hip-hop. Brian Murphy is an instructor of course that focuses on Nas' debut album and how hip-hop evolved after his impact. Illmatic was a turning point in the hip-hop genre.