Nas Performs At The JFK Center With An Orchestra
“4 MY PEEPS” (1995)
“Lord a mercy, Jesus Christ/He’s just nice, he just sliced like a Ginsu/Look what I been through”
“Lord have mercy, Jesus Christ/He’s just nice, he just slice like a Ginsu/Look at the life that I’ve been through/I’m the last real nigga alive, that’s official” —NAS, “LAST REAL NIGGA ALIVE” (2002)
Nas performed two sold shows last weekend in Washington D.C. at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Nas performed every song on Illmatic live alongside the 40-member National Symponhy Orchestra and DJ Green Lantern.
This is the year Illmatic turns 20-years old, and Nasir is planning to release Illmatic XX, a special 20th Anniversary Edition of the widely debated hip-hop classic, on April 15 via SONY Legacy. The exclusive collection will feature a number of rare remixes, previously unreleased demos and freestyles.
Watch the performance below.