Nas performs Illmatic with Orchestra in new concert film trailer

In 2014, iconic New York rapper, Nas, teamed up with the National Symphony Orchestra for a unique version of his 1994 masterpiece, Illmatic.

Footage from the performance is being used for an upcoming PBS concert film, Great Performances – Nas live from the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip Hop, and the first trailer has been available. The film also explores Nas’ Queensbridge upbringing and career, the importance of Illmatic, as well as the rehearsals ahead of the Washington D.C orchestral performance.

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