The record industry has always treated hip-hop as a disposable commodity, so that even iconic work has gone without the slick packaging of archival rock and pop projects. Malden-based Get On Down is aiming to correct that, on the clever hunch that rap nerds are some of the geekiest collectors out there. Here's a sampling of this season's Get On Down crop.
NAS › Illmatic [Gold Disc CD] › $34.94 › Arguably the greatest rap album ever crafted, Illmatic resurfaces through Get On Down in an even iller incarnation. The gold CD alone is worth the bragging rights; in addition to the glisten, the gilded pressing makes for the highest quality transmission. And unlike prior Illmatic reissues, this time Nas fans get a 48-page book with lyrics, photos, and liner notes to set the mood for this trip down memory lane.
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