1. Solid Steel Presents Nas — Half-Man Half-Amazing: A Tribute to Illmatic Mix by DJ Moneyshot (AUDIO).

    There have been other dope Illmatic tributes from the likes of Elzhi and the recent Nah Right/UpNorthTrips collabo , but we can still appreciate this outstanding, 5-Mics DJ Moneyshot creation. Shit is deep. What more can we say? It’s illmatic.

    Solid Steel says: Twenty years ago Nas released his legendary Illmatic album and DJ Moneyshot has put together an outstanding tribute mix, Nas – Half-Man Half-Amazing . As with the previous tribute mixes for the Beastie Boys , De La Soul and Public Enemy, it’s more an audio documentary threading together sample sources, interview footage and remixes alongside the original Illmatic tracks. Hear the vocabulary, the flow and the rhythm expertly delivered by Nas, backed up by the sublime production of Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Large Professor and Q-Tip, plus original samples from Lee Erwin, The Heath Brothers, Ahmad Jamal and Reuben Wilson. All this deconstructed and rebuilt by Moneyshot for another classic Solid Steel edition.



    DJ Moneyshot — “Nas — Half-Man Half-Amazing: A Tribute to Illmatic” Ingredients:

    Geoffrey Sumner — Train Sequence (DECCA)
    Nas — Freestyle on Stretch & Bobbito ’93 mp3
    Zorro Dialogue — Wild Style (First Run Features)
    Lee Erwin — “Thief of Baghdad” (Angel Records)
    Nas Interview mp3
    Nas — “Represent” (Columbia)
    Whodini — “One Love” (Columbia)
    Nas — “One Love (LG Instrumental)” (Columbia)
    Nas Interview mp3
    The Heath Brothers — “Smilin’ Billy Suite” (Strata-East)
    Parliament — “Come in Out of the Rain” (Invictus)
    Nas — “One Love (One L Main Mix)” (Columbia)
    Nas — “Memory Lane” (Columbia)
    Nas – “Memory Lane (DJ Premier Remix)” (Columbia)
    Craig G — “Droppin’ Science” (Cold Chillin’)
    Lee Dorsey — “Get Out My Life, Woman” (Stateside)
    Nas ft. AZ — “Life’s a Bitch (Acapella)” (Columbia)
    Nas ft. AZ — “Life’s a Bitch (Arsenal Mix)” (Columbia)
    Grover Washington, Jr. — “Black Frost” (Kudu)
    Nas ft. AZ — “Life’s a Bitch (Buckwild Remix)” (Columbia)
    Nas — “The World Is Yours (Tip Mix Instrumental)” (Columbia)
    Nas Interview mp3
    Ahmad Jamal — “I Love Music” (Impulse!)
    Nas — “The World Is Yours” (Columbia)
    Nas — “The World Is Yours (Acapella)” (Columbia)
    DJ Moneyshot — Stretch’s Freestyle Beat mp3
    Bobbito García On the Phone to M$ mp3
    Nas — Freestyle on Stretch & Bobbito ’93 mp3
    Nas — “Life is Like A Dice Game” (Unreleased)
    Mountain — “Long Red (Live)” (Drums) (Island)
    The Gap Band — “Yearning For Your Love” (Mercury)
    Stanley Clarke — “Slow Dance” (Epic)
    Eric B. & Rakim — “Mahogany” (MCA)
    Nas Interview mp3
    Joe Chambers — “Mind Rain” (Muse)
    Donald Byrd ‎ — “Flight Time” (Loop) (Blue Note)
    Kool & The Gang — “N.T” (Drums) (De-Lite Records)
    Nas — “N.Y State of Mind” (Columbia)
    Main Source ft. Nas — “Live at the Barbecue” (Wild Pitch)
    Nas Interview mp3
    MC Serch ft. Nas — “Back to the Grill Again” (Def Jam)
    T La Rock & Jazzy Jay — “It’s Yours” (Partytime Records)
    Nas — “Understanding” (Unreleased)
    Biz Markie — “Nobody Beats The Biz” (Cold Chillin’)
    Nas — “It Aint Hard To Tell (Large Professor Remix Instrumental)” (Columbia)
    Michael Jackson — “Human Nature” (Epic)
    Nas — “It Aint Hard To Tell (Acapella)” (Columbia)
    Nas — “It Aint Hard To Tell” (Columbia)
    Average White Band — “School Boy Crush” (Drums) (Atlantic)
    Japanese Hair Cast — “Dead End” (RCA Victor)
    Nas — “Half Time (Butcher Remix)” (Columbia)
    Nas — “Half Time” (Columbia)
    Gary Byrd — “Soul Travellin’” (RCA Victor)
    Nas — “I’m A Villain” (Unreleased)
    The Blue Jays — “What Do You Want From Me Woman?” (Map City)
    Nas — “Just Another Day In The Projects” (Unreleased)
    Nas Interview mp3
    Reuben Wilson — “We’re in Love” (Blue Note)
    Chris Stein — “Subway Theme” (Animal Records)
    Zorro Dialogue — Wild Style (First Run Features)


    [Via Solid Steel . Shout out to @breakinbreadLDN]


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