ode to illmatic
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Fashawn released this tape on Friday and instead of skipping it I will put it up today. The tape consists of remixes for all the songs that Nas had on his iconic first album, Illmatic. I haven’t listened to it yet but this is a tricky road to go down because this album holds a special place in many people’s hearts so there will be high expectations and overreactions if not done properly. Luckily, Fashawn holds his own lyrically and it is on the underground unless of course it blows up which would mean it would have to be damn good anyways. Enjoy the reinterpretation and grab the tracklist and download link below the break.
I have had some of Fashawn’s music for a while now but only recently got around to listening to it and the kid doesn’t disappoint. He also gets some help from Talib who always brings the quality verses too so overall the song is dope. The beat is smooth too with the keyboard loop and drumbeat which allows both artists to go off on various subjects from religion, the streets and the chorus of living it up before you die. This is from Fashawn’s upcoming tape with Green Lantern called Ode to Illmatic so cop it later this year.