On April 15, Nas will release Illmatic XX, an anniversary LP to celebrate the 20th birthday of his still-celebrated debut album. Along with all of Illmatic‘s original material, the collection will include remixes and unearthed material contemporary to the album’s recording. Today, some of that material was released in form of a never-before-heard freestyle by Nas and Grand Wizard, from The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show in 1993.
If you’re unfamiliar with The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show, search it on YouTube now and acquaint yourself with classic freestyles from the likes of JAY Z, Big L, and many, many more. The show is an essential part of hip-hop history, and Nas’ appearance is equally indispensable.
Illmatic XX will be released via Sony Legacy.