Nas ‎– Illmatic

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Columbia ‎– 475959 1, Columbia ‎– COL 475959 1
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40 Side North
A1 The Genesis
Written-By [Conceived By] – Faith N.*, Nas
1:45
A2 N.Y. State Of Mind
Engineer – Eddie SanchoProducer – DJ PremierWritten-By – C. Martin*, N. Jones*
4:53
A3 Life's A Bitch
Co-producer – NasEngineer – Jason VogelFeaturing [Featured Vocals] – A.Z.*Producer – L.E.S.Trumpet – Olu DaraWritten-By – A. Cruz*, N. Jones*, O. Scott*, O. Dara*, R. Wilson*
3:29
A4 The World Is Yours
Engineer – Jamey Staub*Performer [It's Your's] – T La RockProducer – Pete RockWritten-By – N. Jones*, P. Phillips*
4:50
A5 Halftime
Engineer – Kevin ReynoldsProducer – The Large Professor*Written-By – G. Byrd*, N. Jones*, W.P. Mitchell*
4:20
41st Side South
B1 Memory Lane (Sittin' In Da Park)
Engineer – Eddie SanchoEngineer [Assistant] – Luis TineoProducer – DJ PremierWritten-By – C. Martin*, N. Jones*, P. Barsella*, R. Wilson*
4:07
B2 One Love
Engineer – T. Latham*Producer – Q-TipWritten-By – J. Heath*, J. Davis*, N. Jones*
5:24
B3 One Time 4 Your Mind
Engineer – Kevin ReynoldsEngineer [Assistant] – Jack Herscha*Producer – The Large Professor*Written-By – N. Jones*, W.P. Mitchell*
3:18
B4 Represent
Engineer – Eddie SanchoEngineer [Assistant] – Luis TineoProducer – DJ PremierWritten-By – C. Martin*, N. Jones*
4:13
B5 It Ain't Hard To Tell
Engineer – Stan WallaceEngineer [Mix] – Diego GarridoProducer – The Large Professor*Tracking By – Anton "Sample This" Pushansky*Written-By – N. Jones*, W.P. Mitchell*
3:22

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On inner sleeve (with publisher variations on labels noted below):
"N.Y. State Of Mind" produced for Works Of Mart Productions. Recorded and mixed at D&D Recording, NYC. Contains sample from "Mind Rain" as performed and written by J. Chambers. Gifted Pearl/Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music (ASCAP)

"Life's A Bitch" recorded and mixed at Unique Studios and Chung King Studios, NYC. Contains sample from "Yearning For Your Love" as performed by The Gap Band and written by R. Wilson and O. Scott used courtesy Polygram Special Products, Inc. Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music/Minder Music (USA) (ASCAP)/Taking Care Of Business Music/Total Experience Music Publishing Co. (BMI)

"The World is Yours" produced for Mecca And The Soul Brother Productions, Inc. Recorded and mixed at Battery Studios, NYC. "It's Your's" performed by T La Rock, courtesy of Warlock Records. Published by Hit'n'Hold Music (ASCAP) Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music/Pete Rock Publishing (ASCAP)

"Halftime" produced for Paul Sea Productions, Inc. Recorded and mixed at Chung King Studios, NYC. Contains samples from "Dead End", "Soul Travelin'" and "School Boy Crush". Large Professor Music Ltd./EMI April Music Inc./Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music/Minder Music (USA) (ASCAP)

"Memory Lane (Sittin' In Da Park)" produced for Works Of Mart Productions. Recorded and mixed at D&D Recording, NYC. Contains sample from "We're In Love" as performed by Reuben Wilson and written by R. Wilson and P. Barsella. EMI Unart Catalog Inc./Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music/Gifted Pearl (ASCAP)

"One Love" produced for A Tribe Called Quest, Inc. Recorded and mixed at Battery Studios, NYC. Contains sample from "Smilin' Billy Suite Pt. II" as performed by The Heath Brothers and written by J. Heath. Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music (ASCAP)/MJQ Music, Inc. (BMI).
Side B label has, additionally: Zomba Enterprises Inc./ Jazz Merchant Music (admin. by Zomba Enterprises Inc.)

"One Time 4 Your Mind" produced for Paul Sea Productions, Inc. Recorded and mixed at Chung King Studios, NYC. Contains sample from "Walter L" as written by G. Burton.
Large Professor Music Ltd./EMI April Music Inc./Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music (ASCAP).
Side B label: The Large Professor Music Ltd/EMI April Music/Ill Will Music/Skematics Music.

"Represent" produced for Works Of Mart Productions. Recorded and mixed at D&D Recording, NYC. Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music/DJ Premier Publishing/Gifted Pearl (ASCAP).
Side B label: DJ Premier Publ.

"It Ain't Hard To Tell" produced for Paul Sea Productions, Inc. Initial Tracking at PowerPlay Studios, Long Island City, NY. Recorded and mixed at Chung King Studios, NYC. Contains samples from "Human Nature" as performed by Michael Jackson and written by J. Bettis and J. Pocaro; and "N.T." as performed by Kool & The Gang and written by G. Redd, Sr., G. Redd, Jr., R. Handy, C. Horne, R. Bell, R. Bell, R. Mickens, D. Thomas, G. Brown and C. Smith. Large Professor Music Ltd./EMI April Music Inc./Ill Will Music, Inc./Skematics Music (ASCAP)
Side B label: EMI April Music

On labels:
Executive producers: Faith N. and M. C. Serch for Serchlite Productions, Inc.
Made in Holland
℗ 1994 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

On rear cover:
© 1994 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. / Distribution Sony Music

Cat#:
475959 1 on spine & labels.
COL 475959 1 on rear cover above barcode.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 099747 595912
  • Label Code: LC 0162
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): 01 475959 20 1A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): 01 475959 20 1B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Both sides, etched): A
  • Price Code (Circled, rear cover): 58
  • Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL
  • Rights Society: BIEM
  • Rights Society (Publishing, tracks A2 to B5): ASCAP
  • Rights Society (Publishing, tracks A3, B2): BMI

Other Versions (5 of 62) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CK 57684 Nas Illmatic(CD, Album) Columbia CK 57684 US 1994 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
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, RM + CD, Comp, RE, RM + RE, RM, Dig) Columbia, Legacy, Sony Music 88697439542 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
SICP-1612 Nas Illmatic(CD, Album, RE) Sony Records Int'l SICP-1612 Japan 2007 Sell This Version

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October 31, 2018
I was wondering How can you tell the difference between the re-issue and the original?