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Matthew Gasteier has written for various publications, including the Boston Phoenix and Prefix Magazine. He lives in Boston.
Matthew Gasteier's Illmatic is a great book that gets off to a very shaky start.
Though this book looks at each track of Illmatic on a musical level, this book shines when it comes to retelling the circumstances under which the album was created.
This is the second hip hop book I have read in the 33 1/3 series (the first being Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique) and I must say this is a must read for any Nas fan.
a good book from the 33 1/3 book series though it's a little short for a classic albumPublished 3 months ago by James Peabody
It was a bit of a struggle to get through this 33 1/3 book. There are lots of interview/press release lit analyses that get repetitive. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Matt Emonson
This book is definitely a must read for any real hip-hop head. Nas' Illmatic is one of the greatest albums ever made in the genre. This book is a great reader for it.Published 12 months ago by Aaron Hinton
Bought one of these books for each of my family members and one for myself. Thus far all positive reviews.Published 15 months ago by Charlie Yon
This books covers one of my favorite albums. The books is a lot smaller than I expected with very small print, but otherwise I'm very happy.Published 18 months ago by Spike Toppa