Label / Make
Genre / Model
- Please Select
- Name: A to Z
- Name: Z to A
- Price: Low to High
- Price: High to Low
Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums
IllmaticRanked 400/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Illmatic is the debut album of American rapper Nas, released April 19, 1994, on Columbia Records. Following his signing to the label with the help of MC Serch, the album was recorded during 1992 to 1993 at Chung King Studios, D&D Recording, Battery Studios, and Unique Recording Studios in New York City. Its production was handled by Nas, Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S., and DJ Premier. Stylistically a hardcore hip hop album, Illmatic features Nas' multi-syllabic internal rhyme patterns expressing inner city lyrical themes and narratives based on his native Queensbridge, New York.
Upon its release, the album debuted at number 12 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 59,000 copies in its first week. However, its initial sales fell below expectations and its five singles failed to achieve significant chart success. While it experienced initial low sales, Illmatic received positive reviews from most music critics upon its release and earned praise for its lyrical content, production, and Nas' lyricism. On January 17, 1996, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, and in 2001, it earned platinum certification after shipments of one million copies in the United States.
Since its initial reception, the album has been recognized by writers and music critics as a landmark album in East Coast hip hop. It contributed to the regional scene's artistic renaissance in New York, while marking an influential, stylistic change in hip hop at the time. Its influence on subsequent hip hop artists has been attributed to the album's production and Nas' rapping. Several writers have cited Illmatic as one of the quintessential hip hop recordings and one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. It has been included in numerous best album lists by critics and publications.The Genesis
N.Y. State Of Mind
Life's A Bitch
The World Is Yours
Memory Lane (Sittin' In Da Park)
One Time 4 Your Mind
It Ain't Hard To Tell
$27.99Vinyl LP - SealedBuy Now
Crosby, Stills and Nash (Out Of Stock)Ranked 259/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
One of the most enduring musical partnerships of our time, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) are revered for their peerless vocal harmonies, inspired songwriting and musical virtuosity. When the trio first sang together at a friends Laurel Canyon house in 1968, their uncanny harmonic convergence was immediately apparent, and CSN took shape. Each member came to the new venture from other high-profile bands, Crosby from the Byrds, Stills from Buffalo Springfield and Nash from the Hollies, and together they formed that rarest of musical entities, a supergroup that lived up to its billing.
CSNs stunning 1969 self-titled debut album is one of the true masterpieces of the rock n roll canon. The album made it all the way to #6 on the Billboard charts and delivered two Top 40 Pop singles with Marrakesh Express and Suite: Judy Blue Eyes. Also features the CSN classics Guinnevere, Wooden Ships, Helplessly Hoping and Long Time Gone.
Crosby, Stills & Nash are a most important part of the brilliant history at Atlantic Records. The uniqueness of their vocal blend, as well as the uniqueness of each solo voice, made them the top vocal group in the world, and they are still today thrilling millions of fans they have accumulated over the years. Ahmet Ertegun1. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
2. Marrakesh Express
4. You Dont Have To Cry
5. Pre-Road Downs
6. Wooden Ships
7. Lady Of The Island
8. Helplessly Hoping
9. Long Time Gone
10. 49 Bye-Byes$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - SealedTemporarily out of stock
Illmatic XXRanked 400/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
20th Anniversary Of One Of Hip Hop's Most Celebrated Albums
In 2014, Legacy Recordings will release Nasí seminal debut album as an expanded 20th anniversary edition titled, Illmatic XX. Long considered one of the greatest Hip Hop albums of all time, Illmatic is a densely textured, deeply lyrical portrait of life in the USís largest public housing project, Queensbridge. Upon release, 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.
Illmatic XX is the ultimate fan experience and features new liner notes by longtime friend, Sacha Jenkins (Ego Trip), previously unseen and rare photographs, and a personal note from Nas.
2014 is the year of Illmatic XX!1. The Genesis (Explicit Album Version)
2. N.Y. State of Mind
3. Life's a Bitch
4. The World Is Yours (Explicit Album Version)
5. Halftime (Explicit Album Version)
6. Memory Lane (Sittin' in da Park)
7. One Love (Explicit Album Version)
8. One Time 4 Your Mind (Explicit Album Version)
9. Represent (Explicit Album Version)
10. It Ain't Hard to Tell
$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - SealedBuy Now