Illmatic vs. Illmatic

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which is better and why, discuss.

April 21st, 2012
MF_DESTRO's photo


On one hand Illmatic has “NY State Of Mind”, but Illmatic has “It Aint Hard To Tell”, but Illmatic has a strong feature from AZ in “Life’s a Bitch”, but Illmatic has the better beats with “The World Is Yours” so…


April 21st, 2012
ImWack's photo


diz iz hard nikkah i dunt kno

April 21st, 2012
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April 21st, 2012


April 21st, 2012
Classick's photo


They’re both great albums. I’m gonna have to go with Illmatic on this one, i just feel like he was in a later stage in his career with it and the message was better than Illmatic when he was young. The lyrics and beats on both make each of them a top 5 album though.

April 21st, 2012

9/10 would lol again

April 21st, 2012
CB4Gusto's photo


I feel like Illmatic is a little better. Lyrically

April 21st, 2012
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But the beats on Illmatic was iller than Illmatic’s beats, though…

April 21st, 2012

You guys are clearly fucking idiots. ILLMATIC is OBVIOUSLY better. Go listen to some Nas or some shit and leave discussing real hip-hop (like NAS) to real heads.

It’s kids on here saying “Illmatic” is better than “Illmatic” SMDH. I thought this shit was called RapGENIUS.

April 21st, 2012
Rothko's photo


Either way mannn, Na$ is da GOAT.

April 21st, 2012
CB4Gusto's photo


Illmatic is WAY BETTER than Illmatic though. He was way better on Illmatic. You guys obviously don’t know Nas’s best work. Because Illmatic SHITS on Illmatic

April 21st, 2012

wait wut

April 21st, 2012
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“Once they caught us of guard, the Mac-10 was in the grass, and I ran like a cheetah with thoughts of an assassin.”

N.Y. State of Mind, from Illmatic.

“My mic check is life or death, breathing a sniper’s breath.”

It Ain’t Hard To Tell, from Illmatic.

From a comparison of just two lines, we can see that Illmatic is CLEARLY superior.

April 21st, 2012

Illmatic had intros like
“I’m saying, that’s what this is all about right?
Clothes, bankrolls, and hoes you know what I’m saying?
Yo then what man, what?” — Life’s a Bitch
but Illmatic had intros like
“Straight out the fuckin' dungeons of rap
Where fake niggas don’t make it back
I don’t know how to start this shit, yo” — wait i forgot what song that is

April 22nd, 2012