We’re set to experience one of the best hiphop albums of all time. Celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary in April, Nas’s Illmatic was a game-changing record which helped kick-start the resurgence of New York hiphop in the mid ’90s. It’s an album that struggles between optimism and nihilism, the mood shifting, between lines and songs, at a moments notice, as Nas strives to realise his world-beating ambitions in the midst of conflict and deprivation. Far from allowing teenage angst to overwhelm him, the rapper is often alarmingly cool headed and pragmatic, even when cold despondency seeps in through the cracks.

Please note this is a seated event starting at 12 (noon) sharp, kicking off with context music and a proper introduction. Full album playback starts at 1pm. Food and drinks will be available, and anyone who comes for CAS will get in free to the following dance party, which starts at 3pm at Nowadays.

New York City

Time and Date: Sunday May 19th 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Venue

Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave. Ridgewood, NY 11385

Presenters

Barbie Bertisch, Paul Raffaele

Audio Menu

Rega Exact MM CartridgeRega P9 TurntableAudio Note UK pre-amplification and power amplificationAudioQuest Interconnects and cablingKlipschorn LoudspeakersKlipsch SW-115 Subwoofers

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