In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nas’ classic debut, Illmatic, the L.A. Leakers’ Sourmilk and Just-N-Credible re-release their 2008 mixtape, entitled Skillmatic.
The 27-track tape boasts the Leakers’ favorite Nas tracks of all-time — including “Nas Is Like,” “If I Ruled The World” with Lauryn Hill, “Hate Me Now” with Diddy, “NY State Of Mind,” and “Live At The BBQ” featuring Main Source
“We wanted to re-release a tape we did with Nas back in 2008, before we were the ‘L.A. Leakers,’ before we had Twitter or Instagram, and before we had any sense of what a good intro sounded like,” says the L.A. Leakers. “This was what first gave us the idea to do our audio-biographies that we do. We didn’t fully have the idea down yet, but going back and listening made us want to know stories more in detail and that’s when we did our first REAL audio-biography.
“Congrats to Nas on 20 years! By the way, if you got a hard copy of this, you’re a SUPER O.G.”