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Great Performances

Nas on Performing at the Kennedy Center

Clip: Season 45 Episode 14 | 2m 10s

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. 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).

Aired: 02/02/18

Rating: NR

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GREAT PERFORMANCES is made possible by the Irene Diamond Fund, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, Rosalind P. Walter, The Agnes Varis Trust, The Starr Foundation, Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, Ellen and James S. Marcus, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, Lenore Hecht Foundation, Abra Prentice Foundation, The Lewis “Sonny” Turner Fund for Dance, Jody and John Arnhold, Anne Ray Charitable Trust, and PBS.