Illmatic: Where Are They Now?

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  • Nas
  • AZ
  • DJ Premier
  • Olu Dara
  • L.E.S.
  • MC Serch
  • Q-Tip
  • Large Professor
  • Aimee Macauley
  • Pete Rock
  • Nas

DJ Premier

DJ Premier's three stellar contributions to Illmatic — "NY State of Mind," "Memory Lane (Sittin' in Da Park)" and "Represent" — were among his earliest work outside of Gang Starr, his acclaimed partnership with Guru, who died on April 19, 2010. Things took off even more for Premo from there, as he went on to produce classics for the Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z, KRS-One, D'Angelo and others (including more tracks for Nas). Now recognized as one of the best beatmakers ever, Preem continues to make waves as a producer, DJ and radio personality. 

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