Posts Tagged ‘Ode to Illmatic’

Though it’s a bold, and possibly even a downright stupid, idea to rap over an iconic rap album like Nas’s Illmatic, Fashawn manages to pull it off. If you don’t know, Fashawn is a 21 year old hip-hop phenom out of a broken home in Fresno, California. After releasing his aptly-named debut album, Boy Meets World,  in 2009 Fashawn broke onto the hip hop scene with much force. Now, as we’re all anticipating his sophomore album, The Ecology, Fashawn throws out his latest mixtape, “Ode To Illmatic.” Now what this kid did well was to not change the beats or remix it, but instead truly paid respect to Nas by giving his best shot to those renowned instrumentals. Check out my personal favorite “CA State of Mind” down below and be sure to check out the rest of the mixtape and more from Fashawn here and here.