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Eminem reveals he once spent $600 on a cassette of Nas’ ‘Illmatic’

Eminem has revealed that he once spent $600 (£431) on a sealed cassette tape of Nas‘ debut album ‘Illmatic’.

Appearing in a Clubhouse room as part of his ‘Shady Con’ online event, Marshall Mathers spoke to Paul Rosenberg and DJ Whoo Kid about his personal record collection, explaining that he’s “been collecting since I was a kid”.

“Everything from comic books to baseball cards to toys, as well as every rap album on cassette I could get my hands on,” he said. “Not much has changed for me as an adult.”

The rapper went on to say that his “most coveted” purchase is an unopened copy of Nas’ first studio record ‘Illmatic’, which was released back in 1994.

“Man, I couldn’t find that shit nowhere – I finally found one and it cost like 500 to 600 dollars for a sealed copy,” Eminem said. “Because who the fuck had a copy of ‘Illmatic’ and didn’t open it? Nobody.”