EMINEM is a serious collector. And one of the stranger things he collects is rap albums ON CASSETTE.
One of the more elusive ones was “Illmatic” by NAS. But he finally DID find one, STILL SEALED. And he paid between $500 and $600 for it.
He says, quote, “I think it’s backstock from what records stores had in the back storage. The tapes that never sold and they just kept them. That’s the only thing I can think of.
“‘Cause nobody’s going to have [an effing] ‘Illmatic’ tape and not open it.”