Illmatic (Deluxe Gold CD Box)Nas
“If they stop putting [out] records, and they don’t put nothing on the radio and they say, ‘f*** rap,’ and drop me…I’ll still be rhyming.”
– Nas, quoted in Columbia’s Illmatic press release (1994)Arguably the most defining hip-hop album of the ‘90s, Nas’ 1994 debut, Illmatic is set to receive the deluxe reissue treatment from Get On Down. This essential reissue comes in lavish premium packaging; an extended-length cherry-wood box with a 48-page hard-cover book including liner notes, photos, lyrics, reproductions of the art from all 12 inches released from the record and more. This is one set you don‘t want to sleep on.
Enjoyed by countless hip-hop heads to this day and considered by many to be a “Top 10 Greatest” in the canon of hip-hop full-lengths, Get On Down’s Illmatic “Gold Disc” set is a perfect way to revisit the record that helped bring rap back to its East Coast birthplace. With the deluxe features and unique “trophy shelf” packaging, it will sit among your other coveted possessions for decades to come.
• “24k Audiophile Gold Disc” CD with re-mastered audio and actual 24-karat gold embedded in the CD, housed in a “Cherrywood Trophy Box” with gold plaque
• 48-page full-color, hard-cover liner notes book including extended artwork, full album lyrics and liner notes from The Source founder Jon Schecter