Nas Performs “Illmatic” w/ National Symphony Orchestra In New Trailer

Can you believe it’s been 24 years?!

Time surely has passed since Nas released, “Illmatic.” But the debut release from the Queensbridge rapper remains a timeless piece Hip Hop history. In his new concert film, “Great Performances – Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip Hop,” Nas performs popular cuts f “Illmatic” – with the help the National Symphony Orchestra.

It’s crazy, you know, I wrote this in the projects in New York City. Here we are in the capital America, Washington DC, and you know, a bunch white people with strings and all that, playing this album, and they feeling it,” shared Nas in the trailer.

“Great Performances” is directed by Jason Goldwatch, and executive produced by Nas, Anthony Saleh and Peter Bittenbender. Produced by Mass Appeal, the concert film premieres on PBS, nationwide, on Friday, February 2 at 9 PM EST.