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PRESSED ON BLUE & WHITE SWIRL VINYL! Housed In A High Gloss Jacket With Each LP Tucked Into A Printed Inner Sleeve Nasir “Nas” Jones’ 2001 record Stillmatic was considered a major comeback for the 90s rap icon. It signalled a return to the gritty, urban chaos of his acclaimed debut album, after releasing record after record of gradually more mainstream material, and Nas’ return to prominence in the highest echelons of hip-hop. In spite of this newfound critical clout, Stillmatic’s release did nothing to squash his then ongoing feud with fellow New Yorker Jay-Z, who had gone so far as to challenge Nas to a pay-per-view rap battle. A challenge Nas rejected, stating “If Jay-Z wants to battle, he should drop his album the same day I do and let the people decide.” Nas fans never would get the no-holds barred lyrical battle with Jay-Z many had speculated. What they got instead was one of Nas’
most personal and introspective releases to date in 2002. Not long after Stillmatic’s release, Nas spent much of his time aw