Legendary Hip Hop producer, Pete Rock, recruits fellow “Illmatic” producers (Q-Tip, DJ Premier & Large Professor) for his latest project: “Time is Illmatic” Mixtape. For 40 straight minutes, the original producers of Nas’ “Illmatic” remix the album’s immortal hits.
“I was motivated to produce this mixtape because Time is Illmatic is a part of Hip Hop history that everyone should know about; and have in their music (as well as film) collection,” says Pete Rock.
The documentary, with the same title, is available on iTunes and on demand. The mixtape is available as an online stream on SoundCloud.
My personal faves, “It ain’t hard to tell” to “NY State of Mind” are mixed in with classic cuts like “One Love,” and “The World Is Yours.”