So Illmatic Got Bootlegged And Nas Had to Re-do the Album, Wheres the Bootleg Version at?

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  1. u mad son?

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    I heard many storys about this situation and the latest one was on flex show with nore and fat joe.

    I always wondered how comes nobody had the original illmatic up on youtube anywhere? Or is it floating around and I just never heard it?
     
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    I think you're confusing that with IAM.
     
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    Represent OG is ALOT different to the one on the album. but that's the only track i know of, where you hear about this btw? agree with the dude above you might mean IAM?
     
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    pretty sure hes talking about a few tracks off this..



    01 Understanding (Demo)
    02 Life Is Like A Dice Game (Demo)
    03 Just Another Day In Projects (Demo)
    04 Deja Vu (Demo)
    06 Everything Is Real (Demo)
    07 I'm A Villan (Demo)
    09 Nas Will Prevail (Demo)

    10 On The Real (Demo)

    edited: songs in red are Illmatic demo tracks
     
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    I thought the myth was the album was bootlegged prior to release meaning the actual album was bootlegged “found 40k copies in a garage in wueens” or some shyt.

    Which is the excuse why it didnt sell. Nas stan reason anyway.
     
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    its a fukkin crime that this beat didnt find its way onto illmatic :wow:
     
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    Shame we never got them in cdq on an illmatic anniversary or something

    The other tracks need a cdq release too
     
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    im sure theres one somewhere..

    i heard a different version of Ready To Die before it dropped, and havent heard it since..
     
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    I do remember Illmatic being one of the most heavily bootleg tapes when it came out. The retail didn't sell a whole lot back then but everyone in the streets were bumping it that spring/summer it was out. That should tell you right there what was going on.
     
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    You mean the version with the original Machine Gun Funk by Premo?

    Sadat X is on a track too i forget which
     
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    I remember when i got Stillmatic. Had beats in the ride. Good times.
     
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    Nah. Poor quality cassette rips were floating around, but that was the same album that went to retail.
     
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    He lost his rhyme book on the train to the studio or leaving the studio.....so he had to re-do them, which probably turned out for the better because them shyts on Illmatic are damn near flawless, b

    :ahh:

    The original Illmatic got leaked on the streets early, that's 1 of the reasons sales didn't meet expectations
     
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    We had a copy on freaknik 94 and it was the only tape we played all weekend in a rental
     
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    We need that Lost tapes 2 with

    Understanding
    Life Is Like A Dice Game
    Everything Is Real
    On The Real
    Just Another Day In Projects
    I'm A Villan
    Nas Will Prevail
    Represent OG


    Nas ain't ever gonna bless up with another Lost tapes though :sadbron::sadbron::sadbron:
     
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