The Illmatic XX re-issue package that is due next month will include a second disc full of rarities and previously unreleased material. One of the tracks will be Nas’ 1993 freestyle on Stretch and Bobbito’s show on WKCR with MCs 6’9″ and Grand Wizard. This has of course been available on the internet for years, but its inclusion on Illmatic XX will mark its first commercial release. The audio sounds somewhat crispier than previous versions I’ve heard so maybe they cleaned it up for the album, but I could be wrong. You’ve definitely heard this before, but it’s always worth another listen.
Previously: Nas Documentary to Open Tribeca Film Festival