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The debut album from New York rapper Nas. Also the best album ever released. 5 of the albums 10 songs were released as singles. A 10th anniversary edition was released in 2004 with a bonus disc containing 5 songs. The album was certified platinum in the United States. Nas' lyricism on Illmatic is unmatchable and insurpassable.
Sean: Yo Nasir, what's your favorite rap album of all time?

Nasir: Illmatic no doubt.

Sean: Ok ok, spit me something real quick.

Nasir: It ain't hard to tell, I excel, then prevail
The mic is contacted, I attract clientele
My mic check is life or death, breathin a sniper's breath
I exhale the yellow smoke of buddha through righteous steps
Deep like The Shinin', sparkle like a diamond
Sneak a uzi on the island in my army jacket linin
Hit the Earth like a comet, invasion
Nas is like the Afrocentric Asian, half-man, half-amazin
Cause in my physical, I can express through song
Delete stress like Motrin, then extend strong
I drank Moet with Medusa, give her shotguns in hell
From the spliff that I lift and inhale, it ain't hard to tell
by It Was Written March 09, 2010
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A word used to describe something sicker then ill, used to replace ill or nasty in the sentence. When used properly word is an adjective. also a Nas album
Yo Dylan your rhymes are illmatic

Thats illmatic nigga

1:"ayo were nasty"
2:"better then nasty, illmatic"
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To be Illmatic is to represent your background and culture with great eloquence and expertise.

Became famous with Nas' extra-hype debut album, Illmatic.
Representing, it's illmatic.

That was illmatic, son!

Illmatic is a masterpiece!
by Malcolm X-Terminator May 01, 2008
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This word pertains to two different words.

Ill (a subtext of chill)
Matic (One of Dj's Famous Terms)

You use this word when something is extremely chillen and good.
Yo, my crib is illmatic and so are the kids in my building
by Jeff Risely February 19, 2004
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can sometimes be used to replace ill, but should be reserved for occasions when one wishes to describe something intricate, chaotic, trippy, or mechanically graceful. the suffix -matic denotes the mechanical, industrial nature of said object/ action
use sparingly; overuse of illmatic makes you a herb
ganja can only be illmatic if it is grown hydroponically
Pronounced illMAtic
That dunk was illmatic.
That low rider is illmatic.
Einstein was illmatic.
by JG Grahams March 13, 2006
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Contrary to popular belief, illmatic did not originate with Nas. Originally, Tragedy Intelligent Hoodlum, check him out. Not the dude who rode with pac.

Illmatic was indeed ill though.
Nas is the afrocentric Asian, half man half amazing
by Renato February 27, 2005
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did you see that ass. It wuz illmatic
by tito April 17, 2003
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