Nas To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of ‘Illmatic’ With An Entire Orchestra


| January 15, 2014 - 9:30 pm

Nas is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his iconic debut Illmatic in a big way.

The Queensbridge rapper will bring his New York state of mind to Washington, D.C. where he will commemorate his first album at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of their week long celebration, One Mic: Hip Hop Culture Worldwide. He will also perform alongside the National Symphony Orchestra.

Nasir Jones is set to kick off the celebration with his Illmatic tribute on March 28 and 29, weeks before the official April 19 anniversary of the album. said the rapper.” We can only hope.

Last October, Nas told Huffington Post last October that he may be re-releasing the ’90s classic.

“I think we’re going to do something with the album and repackage it with special stuff,” said the rapper. “I think that’s in the works.”