Nas ‎– Illmatic

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Columbia ‎– 475959 1, Columbia ‎– 01-475959-20
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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
Written-By – C. Martin*, N. Jones*
4:53
A3 Life's A Bitch
Co-producer – NasEngineer – Jason VogelFeaturing – 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 – Jamie StaubPerformer [It's Yours] – T La RockProducer – Pete RockWritten-By – N. Jones*, P. Phillips*
4:50
A5 Halftime
Engineer – Kevin ReynoldsWritten-By – G. Byrd*, N. Jones*, W.P. Mitchell*
4:20
41st Side South
B1 Memory Lane (Sittin' In Da Park)
Engineer [Assistant] – Luis TineoWritten-By – C. Martin*, N. Jones*, P. Barsella*, R. Wilson*
4:07
B2 One Love
Engineer – T. Latham*Producer – Q-TipWritten-By – J. Heath*, J. Davies*, N. Jones*
5:24
B3 One Time 4 Your Mind
Engineer – Kevin ReynoldsEngineer [Assistant] – Jack Herscha*Written-By – N. Jones*, W.P. Mitchell*
3:18
B4 Represent
Engineer [Assistant] – Luis TineoWritten-By – C. Martin*, N. Jones*
4:13
B5 It Ain't Hard To Tell
Engineer – Stan WallaceEngineer [Mix] – Diego GarridoTracking By – Anton "Sample This" Pushansky*Written-By – N. Jones*, W.P. Mitchell*
3:22

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"NY State Of Mind" produced for Works Of Mart Productions. Recorded and mixed at D&D Recording, NYC.
Contains a sample of "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 a sample of "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.
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 of "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 of "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)

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

"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)

"It Ain't Hard To Tell" produced for Paul Sea Productions, Inc. Initial Tracking at PowerPlay Studios, Long Island City, NYC. Recorded and mixed at Chung King Studios, NYC.
Contains samples of "Human Nature" as performed by Michael Jackson and written by J. Betties 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)

℗ & © 1994 Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.
Made in Holland

Distribution Sony Music

Catalog numbers:
475959 1: Back cover, spine, labels
01-475959-20: Labels, inner sleeve

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  • Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL
  • Rights Society: BIEM
  • Rights Society (Publishing): ASCAP
  • Rights Society (Publishing): BMI
  • Label Code: LC 0162
  • Other (Back cover): 02-475959-20
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side A): 01 475959 20 3A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side B): 01 475959 20 2B1

Other Versions (5 of 42) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CK 57684 Nas Illmatic(CD, Album) Columbia CK 57684 US 1994 Sell This Version
GET 51297 LP, 88691975251 Nas Illmatic(LP, Album, RE) Get On Down, Sony Music GET 51297 LP, 88691975251 US 2012 Sell This Version
88843046901 Nas Illmatic XX(LP, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy, Sony Music 88843046901 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
SICP-1612 Nas Illmatic(CD, Album, RE) Sony Records Int'l SICP-1612 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
758.206/2-475959 Nas Illmatic(CD, Album) Columbia 758.206/2-475959 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version

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Redlove73

Redlove73

September 22, 2016

Hip Hop in its purest form. Dope production and NaS spits flames. Absolute classic.
black150

black150

May 14, 2016

Some distortion on Half Time mars what otherwise be a great sounding pressing.
ChickenringNYC

ChickenringNYC

August 29, 2014
Was thrilled to find a sealed copy of this '94 EU pressing in Buffalo, NY! Sounds beautiful. Amazing and important album. Queens represent!
apeupresphonique

apeupresphonique

April 22, 2011

Perhaps the best hip hop album of all times.
Techdiesel

Techdiesel

July 28, 2003
Uplifting, piece of WORLDS History... seriously this is a sick blend of poetry, beats, and smooth production that will never fade away...