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Nas's Illmatic
     

Nas's Illmatic

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by Matthew Gasteier
 

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Contradiction, the yin and the yang, the simultaneous existence of two competing realities, and the larger than life persona that depicts populist realism are at the core of Nas's debut album, Illmatic. Yet Nas's identity -as an inner-city youth, a child of hip-hop, and a Black American - predicts those philosophical quandaries as much as it does its brazen

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Contradiction, the yin and the yang, the simultaneous existence of two competing realities, and the larger than life persona that depicts populist realism are at the core of Nas's debut album, Illmatic. Yet Nas's identity -as an inner-city youth, a child of hip-hop, and a Black American - predicts those philosophical quandaries as much as it does its brazen ambition. Partly because of that recklessly broad scope, the artistic impact of Illmatic was massive. The record finds its place in the greatest transition in hip hop up to that point, the spot where the streets and the charts collided.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441163363
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Series:
33 1/3 Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
2 MB

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Matthew Gasteier has written for various publications, including the Boston Phoenix and Prefix Magazine. He lives in Boston.

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Nas's Illmatic 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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