August 27, 2011
Elzhi (from Slum Village) & Will Sessions have taken on the tough task of remaking one of the finest hip hop album ever, Nas’ Illmatic. The digital version hasn’t left my headphones for months if thats anything to go on, making this limited vinyl pressing (1000 copies) essential. The Detroit rapper flips/twists it all up lyrically and Will Sessions do a fantastic job of the covering the original instrumentations (I have already pre-ordered the instrumentals). The standout tracks are One Love, Life’s A Bitch and Represent. This is by no means 5 mic material, but tastefully done.