Over the years, its recognition has grown, with a number of famous publishers proclaiming it as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. Illmatic is the debut studio album by American rapper Nas. It was released on April 19, , by Columbia Records. Styled as a hardcore hip hop album, Illmatic features multi-syllabic internal rhymes and inner-city narratives based on Nas' experiences in Queensbridge, New York. The album debuted at number 12 on the US Billboard chart, selling 94, copies in its first week.
However, its initial sales fell below expectations and its five singles failed to achieve significant chart success. Despite the album's low initial sales, Illmatic received rave reviews from most music critics, who praised its production and Nas' lyricism. On January 17, , the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, and on December 11, , it earned a platinum certification after shipping 1,, copies in the United States.
The Infamous. Mobb Deep. The Infamous is the second studio album by the American hip hop duo Mobb Deep. It was released on April 25, , by Loud Records. The album features guest appearances by Nas, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, and Q-Tip, who also contributed to its production and mixing. And to know for sure, I got reck and rip shop I pointed a gat at his mother's knot Yo, Rae, don't do that shit, man! Don't do that shit! Fuck that Dedicated to the winners and the losers Can it be that it was all so simple then?
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Dedicated to niggas who do drive-bys Can it be that it was all so simple then? Dedicated to the Lexus and the Ax Can it be that it was all so simple then?
Dedicated to MPV's phat! Can it be that it was all so simple then? Nigguh, yeah, yeah! Hidden categories: Articles lacking sources from June All articles lacking sources Articles with hAudio microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Languages Polski Edit links.
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