This week, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nas’ Illmatic. It remains to this day what I consider to be the best hip hop album of all time. If you’re a hip hop fan and you don’t own or haven’t heard this album, you’re dead to me go out and buy it right away. I think I own it in four different formats now.

So we ran through a bunch of Illmatic tracks and original sample material, then some Illmatic inspired or derivative tracks. After the tribute was over, some old hip hop and funk gave way to more recent stuff. Capping off the hip hop, a song from Bishop Nehru, who incidentally as name-checked by Nas himself as the future of music.

Ended the extended show with some drum’n’bass and reggae vibes.

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artist – name [time]

Nas – The Genesis [5:57 PM]
Dj Grand Wizard Theodore – Subway Theme
Nas – Represent
Lee Erwin – The Thief of Bagdad
Nas – N.Y. State Of Mind
Nas – One Love
MF Doom – Arrow Root
heath brothers – smilin billy suite pt2
The Gap Band – Yearning For Your Love
Nas – Life’s A Bitch
Nas – It Ain’t Hard To Tell
Nas – The World Is Yours
Marc Mac pres. Visioneers – The World Is Yours (Extended)
Nas – I’m A Villain [6:28 PM]
ras kass – understandable smooth
Elzhi – One Love
Large Professor – The Mad Scientist
mary j. blige – real love (hip hop mix)
afrika bambaataa – Zulu war chant (funky remix)
A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario
Amerigo Gazaway of Gummy Soul – 4 Better Or 4 Worse [6:57 PM]
A Tribe Called Quest – Rock Rock Ya’ll
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – What Can You Bring Me?
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd street band – Express Yourself
N.W.A. – express yourself
Honey Drippers – Impeach The President
mandrill – fat city strut
Archie Bell & The Drells – Strategy
James Brown – I Feel Good (Skratch Bastid Edit)
O.V. Wright – We’re still together
Hej Zeus – after midnight
DJ PUMP – Release Yo Delf
A$AP Nast Ft. Method Man – Trillmatic
Bishop Nehru – You Stressin’ (Produced by. Disclosure)
DJ Die/Jenna G. 1000 Soul Songs [Extended Mix] – 7:29 PM
Chase & Status – Duppy Man Feat. Capleton
Congo Natty – Ring Da Alarm
THC – Sunshine (Jo Remix)
Roy Ayers – Everybody Loves The Sunshine
shy fx (ft Liam Bailey) – soon come
UK Apache & Shy FX – Original Nuttah
RCola – A1 Sound ft. Jimmy Riley
The Uniques – My Conversation
Dawn Penn – No – No – No – You Dont Love Me [7:55 PM]