December 13, 2012
Following from their last release with Raekwon‘s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Cassette Box, Get On Down Records – who are responsible for covering some of hip-hop’s greatest records — are back with an anticipated release that celebrates the anniversary of legendary rapper Nas. The Nas Illmatic Gold Edition will be available in deluxe premium package. This includes a 24k audiophile gold disc CD housed in a “Cherrywood Trophy Box,” Vinyl LP, 48 page hard-cover book with extended artwork and reproduction of unique promotional items from the original 1994 marketing campaign. Illmatic also prides itself with timeless hip-hop anthems, featuring the likes of DJ Premier, Q Tip, Pete Rock, Large Professor on production duty and early vocal appearances from AZ. Ranging from $20 USD to $50 USD, the Gold Edition will be available in CD, vinyl or bundle collection.
words by Arthur Bray