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Friday, September 16, 2011

DJ Premier Likes Will Sessions

Posted By on Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 1:56 PM

It's good news to find out that Will Sessions will be officially releasing the instrumentals for Elmatic on September 27th. The eight member funk and jazz outfit worked with Elzhi to painstakingly recreate all of the music from Nas' Illmatic record. Travis Wright already hipped you to that story a few months ago. Recreating that album with live instrumentation was no small feat and the band surely deserves credit for their hard work.

The folks at Fat Beats Records seem to agree.

They'll be releasing The Elmatic Instrumentals worldwide on September 27 on CD, 180g Vinyl, and digital formats. Good call. Let's hope it helps give the band the global exposure that they deserve. Below check out a clip of DJ Premier, who worked with Nas back in '93/'94 to create Illmatic, reactions to the way Will Sessions reworked some of his material.

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