NasDate / 2015-01-19 06:26:31
In case you are a main fan of Nas, you have had two chances to observe the famous rapper perform in New Zealand: at the time opening act of Kanye West in 2008, and once more alongside Damian Marley with their dual side-project rap-reggae Distant Relatives in the year 2011.
But inquire anybody with even passing information of hip-hop what type of show they actually want to observe from the rapper of Queensbridge, and they will provide you only one reaction: his entrance album Illmatic in all.
Fans of Kiwi hip-hop got to mark that off the list of their bucket in forceful fashion as Nas marked off the next of two sold out nights at Powerstation of Auckland, zigzag back the clock to rejoice their entrance album, a record lots of think to be bible of hip-hop.
Available in 1994 and consisting of only nine songs, Illmatic was the immediate classic and has shed long shadows ever as, across both career of Nas and hip-hop: film fest of last year doco Time is Illmatic confirmed it is as much respected by followers as it is by their peers, the album very good he is never been capable to acme it.
But wayward of Nas mid to behind career production was not on the minds of their enthusiastic fans because he emerged on the stage in the gold chain, hat and sunglasses, happy from ear to ear throughout mission statement of Illmatic NY State of Mind, with several in the crowd rapping those superior lines - they never sleep / as sleep is the death’s cousin - with them word-for-word.