39: Illmatic for the People


This week: our first run of music episodes in the new shorter format concludes with talk of live shows taken in over the summer – including Prince, Neutral Milk Hotel and Aidan Moffat – and an outpouring of love for this month’s classic album, Nas’ superlative Illmatic.


Prince – When Doves Cry

Nas – N.Y. State of Mind

Nas feat. AZ – Life’s A Bitch

Nas – The Genesis

Nas – The World Is Yours

Nas – It Ain’t Hard To Tell