Dear Internet, how do you keep stalling out on sharing gems like these? How could a gold nugget like Nasty Nas’ Pre-Illmatic go hidden for so long? Most of the tracks on this collection have been heard but not all of them. There’s God Son working alongside then industry heavyweights like Large Pro, Biz Markie, MC Serch, Chubb Rock, and Kool G. Rap plus later legends in their own rights, Cormega and AZ. All of the records apparently predate his 1994 rookie debut that changed the face of rap.
Listen below and be entertained.
1. Understanding (feat. AZ & Biz Markie) – 0:00
2. Life Is Like A Dice Game – 3:12
3.> Just Another Day In The Projects – 5:51
4. Déjà Vu – 9:04
5. Back To The Grill 12:51 (feat. MC Serch feat. Chubb Rock & Red Hot Lover Tone) – 12:51
6. Everything Is Real (feat. Shapelle) – 17:53
7. I’m A Villain – 20:09
8. Number One With A Bullet (feat. Kool G. Rap & Whiteboy) – 24:31
9. Nas Will Prevail (It Ain’t Hard To Tell Original) – 28:47
10. On The Real (Original) (feat. Akinyele, Screwball, & Cormega) – 33:45
11. Live At The BBQ (featuring Fatal & Akinyele) – 37:13
Previously — PoV: Nas’ 5 Mics In ‘The Source’