Guys, I have spent the last few days seeing the cover above and really getting excited for the release of this mixtape. Mix two of my favorite rappers together and you have what we have here. In celebration of the 19th anniversary of the release of Illmatic by iconic rapper Nas, eclectic producer Dilemma put together a mash up project combining Illmatic with Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D City to create “illKid-MaticCity”. Taking the innovative production landscape from Illmatic and the lyrical prowess of Kendrick Lamar, Dilemma has created the ultimate merge of the two sounds.
Two ground breaking hip-hop albums, Dilemma took the opportunity to showcase how well each project depicted the sound of their respective cities.
Dilemma had this to say about the project: “When Nas dropped Illmatic, you really got a sense of New York, when Kendrick dropped Good Kid, M.A.A.D City you really got a sense of Compton. I wanted to combine them for a new feel.”
Produced by Dilemma (@HelloWorldMusic)
Mixed by Amir Swain (@AmirSwain0
Artwork by Naturel (@TheRealNaturel)