Detonate Festival returns to Colwick Country Park on Saturday the 30th of May, with a selection of the best bass music artists the world has to offer playing throughout the day and evening. Headlining the bill however, will be one of the most prominent hip-hop artists ever. New York’s very own, Nas.
20 years ago, Nas released his debut album Illmatic, which is still heralded as one of the greatest hip-hop recordings to have ever been released. Containing all time classics like N.Y State Of Mind, The World Is Yours and Memory Lane, Illmatic is held tight in the rich history of US hip-hop, not only in America, but also all over the world.
To celebrate the passing of two decades since the album hit the shelves, Nas is embarking on a world tour that will see him performing ‘Illmatic’ in its entirety, rekindling the sounds that were produced by the likes of DJ Premier, Pete Rock and Large Professor. Detonate Festival will be one of a very few festivals in Britain that will have the honour of welcoming Nas to play. The tour will also see the release of remastered versions of the Illmatic that will come with a platter of remixes and unreleased demos from the most memorable era of Nas’ career.
Words by Josh Plews
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