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Pete Rock's Mixtape Tribute To Nas' "Illmatic" And Its Accompanying Documentary

Posted by Billyjam, October 29, 2014 10:48am | Post a Comment

Fans of Nas' widely acclaimed 1994 debut album Illmatic (recently featured here in an Essential Records Amoeblog) will be pleased to know that legendary hip-hop producer Pete Rock has just unleashed a remix of the hip-hop classic and a documentary. Amoeba friend Pete Rock (who was one of the contributing producers of the essential album along with DJ Premier, Large Professor, Q-Tip, and L.E.S.) uploaded the 44 minute album/documentary remix tape simply titled Time Is Illmatic earlier this week as a download via SoundCloud.

The film Time Is Illmatic is being screened during Nas' ongoing tour in which he is performing Illmatic in its entirety live onstage. The tour stopped in the past couple of weeks at the Fox in Oakland and the Orpheum in LA. Both the tour and the documentary have been earning rave reviews. So too has Pete Rock's new celebratory mixtape since it was uploaded on Monday of this week.

Pete Rock said that he was "motivated to produce this mixtape because Time Is Ilmatic is a part of hip hop history that everyone should know about; and have in both their music and now film collection."  Get the Illmatic vinyl reissue here and the Illmatic CD version here. Listen to Pete Rock’s Time Is Illmatic mixtape here, and check the outtake clip of the producer from the film below.




Nas Time Is Illmatic Outtake with Pete Rock

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