Nas To Celebrate Illmatic 20th Anniversary With A Reissue, Documentary And Tour
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.04.2014
It's a big deal...
Pitchfork reports that Nas will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his debut album Illmatic with a reissue called Illmatic XX. It will feature a bonus disc that includes rare remixes, demos and freestyles. It will be released on April 15 by Sony Legacy.
Meanwhile, he will also release a feature-length documentary about the making of the album called Time is Illmatic. It was directed by One9 and Erik Parker and it will be released in 2014.
Nas will tour the US in the spring and will perform the album in full. It starts with a show at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and includes stops at both weekends of Coachella.
Here's a track list of the resissue:
01 The Genesis
02 N.Y. State of Mind
03 Life's a Bitch
04 The World Is Yours
06 Memory Lane (Sittin' in Da Park)
07 One Love
08 One Time 4 Your Mind
10 It Ain't Hard to Tell
01 I'm a Villain (previously unreleased)
02 The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show on WKCR October 28, 1993 (previously unreleased freestyle)
03 Halftime (Butcher Remix)
04 It Ain't Hard to Tell (Remix) (promo single)
05 One Love (LG Main Mix)
06 Life's a Bitch (Arsenal Mix) (promo single)
07 One Love (One L Main Mix)
08 The World Is Yours (Tip Mix)
09 It Ain't Hard to Tell (The Stink Mix) (UK single)
10 It Ain't Hard to Tell (The Laidback Remix) (UK single)