Released 30 years ago to this day by a then 20-year-old Nas, Illmatic is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential hip hop albums of all time. In celebration of the record’s 30th anniversary, the Queensbridge legend will tour Europe and the UK throughout October and November 2024 with shows starting in Finland and finishing in London. The fifteen-date tour will see Nas performing his iconic debut LP Illmatic in full.

Illmatic is not only one of hip hop’s best albums, but one of the greatest records across any genre. Every bar from Nas is personal, purposeful, and loaded, painting a vivid picture of what it meant to grow up in New York in the 90’s. Every sample-laden beat is distinctive and razorsharp in its execution, coming from a dream team of production talent in DJ Premier, Large Professor, Q-Tip, Pete Rock and L.E.S. 

The RIAA platinum LP features modern-day classics including “N.Y State of Mind”, ‘Halftime, “The World Is Yours” and “It Ain’t Hard to Tell”. 30 years later, Illmatic remains the benchmark for how great rap can be

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