Nas ‎– Illmatic

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40 Side North
The Genesis 1:45
N.Y. State Of Mind 4:53
Life's A Bitch 3:29
The World Is Yours 4:50
Halftime 4:20
41st Side South
Memory Lane (Sittin' In Da Park) 4:07
One Love 5:24
One Time 4 Your Mind 3:18
Represent 4:13
It Ain't Hard To Tell 3:22

Versions (53)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
475959 1, COL 475959 1 Nas Illmatic(LP, Album) Columbia, Columbia 475959 1, COL 475959 1 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
758.206/2-475959 Nas Illmatic(CD, Album) Columbia 758.206/2-475959 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
CK 57684 Nas Illmatic(CD, Album) Columbia CK 57684 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
475959 2, COL 475959 2 Nas Illmatic(CD, Album) Columbia, Columbia 475959 2, COL 475959 2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
475959 2, COL 475959 2 Nas Illmatic(CD, Album) Columbia, Columbia 475959 2, COL 475959 2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
CK 57684 Nas Illmatic(CD, Album) Columbia CK 57684 US 1994 Sell This Version
475959 2 Nas Illmatic(CD, Album) Columbia 475959 2 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
CK 57684 Nas Illmatic(CD, Album) Columbia CK 57684 US 1994 Sell This Version
SRCS 7318 Nas Illmatic(CD, Album) Sony Records SRCS 7318 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
475959 2, COL 475959 2 Nas Illmatic(CD, Album) Columbia, Columbia 475959 2, COL 475959 2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
CK 64374 Nas Illmatic(CD, Album, Cle) Columbia CK 64374 US 1994 Sell This Version
CCK 57684 Nas Illmatic(CD, Album, Club) Columbia CCK 57684 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
475959 2 Nas Illmatic(CD, Album, Ltd) Columbia 475959 2 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
475959 4 Nas Illmatic(Cass, Album) Columbia 475959 4 UK 1994 Sell This Version
COL 475959 4 Nas Illmatic(Cass, Album) Columbia COL 475959 4 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
CT 57684 Nas Illmatic(Cass, Album) Columbia CT 57684 US 1994 Sell This Version
CT 57684 Nas Illmatic(Cass, Album, Dol) Columbia CT 57684 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
none Nas Illmatic(Cass, Album, Promo) Columbia none US 1994 Sell This Version
COL 475959 Nas Illmatic(Cass, Album, Promo) Columbia COL 475959 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
C 57684 Nas Illmatic(LP, Album) Columbia C 57684 US 1994 Sell This Version
SRCS 8086 Nas Illmatic(CD, Album, RE) Sony Records SRCS 8086 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
CK 92073 Nas 10 Year Anniversary Illmatic Platinum Series (Edited Version)(2xCD, Album) Sony Urban Music, Columbia CK 92073 US 2004 Sell This Version
CK 92072 Nas 10 Year Anniversary Illmatic Platinum Series(2xCD, Album) Columbia, Sony Urban Music, Ill Will Records CK 92072 US 2004 Sell This Version
CK 92072 Nas 10 Year Anniversary Illmatic Platinum Series(2xCD, Album) Columbia CK 92072 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
5154822000 Nas 10 Year Anniversary Illmatic Platinum Series(2xCD, Album) Sony Urban Music, Columbia 5154822000 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
515482 2, COL 515482 2 Nas 10 Year Anniversary Illmatic Platinum Series(2xCD, Album, RE) Sony Urban Music, Columbia, Ill Will Records, Sony Urban Music, Columbia, Ill Will Records 515482 2, COL 515482 2 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
CK 92072, CSK 58412 Nas 10 Year Anniversary Illmatic Platinum Series(2xCD, Album, RM) Sony Urban Music, Sony Urban Music, Columbia, Columbia CK 92072, CSK 58412 US 2004 Sell This Version
C 92328, C 92329 Nas 10 Year Anniversary Illmatic Platinum Series(2xLP, Album) Columbia C 92328, C 92329 US 2004 Sell This Version
C2 92072 Nas 10 Year Anniversary Illmatic Platinum Series(2xLP, Album, RE) Columbia, Sony Urban Music C2 92072 US 2004 Sell This Version
SICP 557 Nas 10 Year Anniversary Illmatic Platinum Series(CD, Album) Sony Urban Music, Sony Records Int'l SICP 557 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
SVLP 377, 4759591000 Nas Illmatic(LP, Album, RE, 180) Simply Vinyl, Columbia SVLP 377, 4759591000 UK 2004 Sell This Version
8287687318 2 Nas Illmatic(CD, Album) Columbia 8287687318 2 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
475959 2 Nas Illmatic(CD, Album, RE) Sony BMG 475959 2 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
475959 1, COL 475959 1 Nas Illmatic(LP, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia 475959 1, COL 475959 1 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
SICP-1612 Nas Illmatic(CD, Album, RE) Sony Records Int'l SICP-1612 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
SICP 2394 Nas Illmatic(CD, Album, RE, Pap) Sony Records Int'l SICP 2394 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
GET 9006, 88691975242 Nas Illmatic(CD, Album, RE, RM, Gol + Box, Ltd) Get On Down, Sony Music GET 9006, 88691975242 US 2012 Sell This Version
GET 51297 LP, 88691975251 Nas Illmatic(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Get On Down, Sony Music GET 51297 LP, 88691975251 US 2012 Sell This Version
GET 51297 LP, 88691975251 Nas Illmatic(LP, Album, RE) Get On Down, Columbia GET 51297 LP, 88691975251 US 2012 Sell This Version
88697439542 Nas Illmatic XX(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM, Dig) Columbia, Legacy, Sony Music 88697439542 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
88697439542 Nas Illmatic XX(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM, Dig) Columbia, Legacy, Sony Music 88697439542 US 2014 Sell This Version
88697439542 Nas Illmatic XX(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM, Dig) Columbia, Legacy, Sony Music 88697439542 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
SICP 4166~7 Nas Illmatic XX(CD, Album, RE + RM, Dig) Sony Records Int'l SICP 4166~7 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
none Nas Illmatic XX(CDr, Album, RE + CDr + Promo) Columbia, Legacy none US 2014 Sell This Version
88843046901 Nas Illmatic XX(LP, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy, Sony Music 88843046901 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
88843046901 Nas Illmatic XX(LP, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy 88843046901 US 2014 Sell This Version
88843046901 Nas Illmatic XX(LP, Album, RE, RM, Ora) Columbia, Legacy 88843046901 US 2014 Sell This Version
CK 57684 Nas Illmatic(LP, Ltd, RE, RP, TP) Columbia CK 57684 US 2014 Sell This Version
88985363562 Nas Illmatic XX(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM, Gat) Columbia, Legacy, Sony Music 88985363562 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
88843046901 Nas Illmatic XX(LP, Ltd, RE, RM, Blu) Legacy 88843046901 France 2017 Sell This Version
GET51297LP Nas Illmatic(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) Get On Down GET51297LP US 2017 Sell This Version
475959 1, COL 475959 1 Nas Illmatic(LP, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia 475959 1, COL 475959 1 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
PHC-1432 Nas Phat Classics(LP, Unofficial) Phat Classics PHC-1432 US Unknown Sell This Version

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ruderoy123

ruderoy123

November 10, 2017
edited 8 days ago
referencing Illmatic, LP, Album, 475959 1, COL 475959 1
Have others noticed that the album cover picture is based on two negatives overlayed with the face picture being the top with the street and houses as the bottom.
This was copied from the Howard Hanger Trio "A child is born" album cover from 1974?
kevincontreras2013

kevincontreras2013

November 9, 2017
referencing Illmatic, CD, Album, Cle, CK 64374
The version I have is the explicit version but it has the same catalog number.
andthejets

andthejets

October 8, 2017
referencing Illmatic, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle, GET51297LP
How's this sound? Having a hard time telling what pressing of this is the one to get. Hoping this sounds good.
rickygforce

rickygforce

October 5, 2017
referencing Illmatic, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle, GET51297LP
This is limited to 1000 according to Newbury Comics twitter feed
CloudStrifeMusic

CloudStrifeMusic

October 5, 2017
referencing Illmatic, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle, GET51297LP
Can anyone comment on the audio quality of this record?
MrDavidoff89

MrDavidoff89

September 20, 2017
referencing Illmatic, LP, Album, RE, 475959 1, COL 475959 1
Any opinions about the sound quality? Seems like a Legacy/Columbia reissue...
esotericexcuse

esotericexcuse

August 20, 2017
referencing Illmatic, LP, Album, RE, GET 51297 LP, 88691975251
ugh, this version is horrible ~ last tracks on both sides have horrible sibilance distortion -- unlistenable
djclap

djclap

August 5, 2017
referencing Illmatic, CD, Album, 475959 2, COL 475959 2

Top 5 of the "Golden Age" Releases... One of the massive reference works of modern HipHop-Culture.
Greg-B

Greg-B

July 31, 2017
referencing Illmatic, LP, Album, RE, 475959 1, COL 475959 1
Agree with others here on the inner groove distortion and pressing quality. I have to use a micro linear stylus to remove the sibilance and distortion. "Halftime" & "It Ain't Hard To Tell" sound horrible with lower-end carts.
mca

mca

June 24, 2017
referencing Illmatic, LP, Album, RE, 475959 1, COL 475959 1

Never cared much about this album, but saw it in almost every collection I came accross. So I picked it up yesterday when I came accross it in a record store for a good price. The quality is awful. As already said here there is lots of hissing and distortion and only a few songs sound pretty good. Too bad, because I might have liked the album otherwise.