Nas - Stillmatic (reissue) (Record Store Day Black Friday 2019) 2 LP



"Stillmatic" found Nas take a new direction back in December 2001. After previous standout gangsta rap efforts, he swerved into more politically and socially thoughtful realms that took him back to his seminal 1995 debut, "Illmatic". Next to commentaries on American politics and a documentation of his beef with Jay-Z, there are plenty of emotional moments, incisive rhymes and story telling raps that play out over classic hip hop production. In 2019, many of the issues presented in this album persists, as does Nas' reputation as one of the best ever.