For the first time ever, the original version of Nas’ iconic 1999 album “I Am… The Autobiography” will be released as originally intended. Fans can now experience the album in its true form, just as Nas envisioned it years ago. Mark your calendars for November 24th! This year’s National Record Store Day Black Friday event will feature a special double-disc version of the album, which will be up for sale in vinyl format. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your collection. According to the product description, the vinyl release will not only feature two exclusive tracks that have never been heard before, but it will also include other rare songs that have been previously released. This limited edition album is going to be quite special, as there will only be 4,100 copies available. To add to the excitement, it will come packaged in deluxe packaging specially designed for this edition.
Back in 1998, before the planned release of the album I Am… The Autobiography, a surprising number of tracks were leaked. Originally intended to be a double album, the project was later changed and eventually released as a single disc in the following year. Despite facing a setback, the album titled “I Am…” achieved astounding success. It debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart and marked Nas’ highest first week sales in his career.
The retail release of the album I Am… included some songs that had already been leaked, such as “Small World,” “Money Is My Bi h,” “Dr. Knockboots (Do’s and Don’t),” and “We Will Survive.” This version also gave rise to popular singles like “Hate Me Now” and “Nas Is Like.” After selling more than two million copies, Nas’ release achieved double platinum certification, making it his second album to reach this impressive milestone.