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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 of Hip Hop history. In his new concert film, “Great Performances – Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip Hop,” Nas performs popular cuts off “Illmatic” – with the help of 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 of America, Washington DC, and you know, a bunch of 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.

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