MC Serch & Faith Newman on the Bootlegging of Illmatic

“counterfeiters had 70,000 cassettes of Illmatic..”

MC Serch and OG A&R Faith Newman talk to Revolt about the rampant bootlegging of Illmatic and how it forced them to push up the release date and how it affected album sales.

Previously: Nas Talks Illmatic with Bill Maher


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4 Responses to “MC Serch & Faith Newman on the Bootlegging of Illmatic

  1. cOLD Says:

    And back down po-po when I’m vexed so
    My pen taps the paper then my brain’s blank
    I see dark streets, hustlin’ brothers who keep the same rank

  2. cOLD Says:

    I rap divine Gods check the prognosis, is it real or showbiz?
    My window faces shootouts, drug overdoses
    Live amongst no roses, only the drama, for real
    A nickel-plate is my fate, my medicine is the Ganja

    ^ best rapper alive.

  3. JD Says:

    My intellect prevails from a hanging cross with nails
    I reinforce the frail, with lyrics that’s real
    Word to Christ, a disciple of streets, trifle on beats
    I decipher prophecies through a mic and say ‘peace’

  4. block215 Says:

    whos the dj in Harlem, Kayslay?

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