DJ Premier Talks About Making Nas’ Illmatic

[youtube id=”XHqCZ-FeFxY”] DJ Premier talks to Mass Appeal about working on Nas’ celebrated debut album Illmatic. He gives specific details on how “N.Y. State Of Mind” and “Memory Lane (Sittin’ In Da Park)” were sonically constructed. After 23 years Illmatic still holds up as one of the key albums of the Golden Era and helped to make 1994 such an important year for hip-hop.