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Nas to Perform ‘Illmatic’ With Orchestra in New PBS Documentary

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Nas to Perform ‘Illmatic’ With Orchestra in New PBS Documentary

Nas has released the trailer for his upcoming PBS concert film that sees the Queens emcee pairing up with the National Symphony Orchestra for a unique performance of his classic album Illmatic.

Titled Great Performances — Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop, the Mass Appeal production finds the rapper performing his 1994 masterpiece at the renowned venue in Washington D.C.

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

Great Performances — Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop will air February 2nd at 9 P.M. EST.

Check out the trailer above.

Associate Editor. All Black Media

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