Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

Nas on Performing at the Kennedy Center

Critically acclaimed hip-hop artist Nas describes his experiences writing “Illmatic” in the projects of NYC and performing it twenty years later at the Kennedy Center. Two decades after the album’s release, Nas teamed up with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. to stage a symphonic rendition of “Illmatic,” one of the most revered albums in hip-hop history. The new concert film Great Performances — Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop captures the energy and nostalgia of this collaborative performance and premieres nationwide Friday, February 2 at 9PM on PBS (check local listings).