On eLZhi's acclaimed Elmatic LP from earlier this year Motor City band Will Sessions meticulously recreated the backing tracks of Nas' Illmatic with live instruments, even in some cases judiciously embellishing them (e.g. "Represent Intro") with nods to the original sample's context. With the official release of the Elmatic Instrumentals imminent (dropping via Fat Beats September 27th), DJ Premier gives the band's takes on "Memory Lane," "Represent" and "New York State of Mind" (here redubbed "Detroit State of Mind") the ear test. Co-signs or indifferent sighs? Watch as Preem reacts, and recalls his own memories of Illmatic 's original sessions.