Nas to Celebrate ‘Illmatic’ 20th Anniversary by Performing Entire Album With DJ Premier

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Iyana Robertson / February 2, 2014

Our VIBE Impact honoree, Nas, will be celebrating 20 years since his debut album Illmatic this spring, and the rapper is gearing up to commemorate the classic with an epic performance. He is set to be joined onstage by featured album producer and longtime collaborator DJ Premier at the 2014 BUKU Art + Music Project, to perform the entire album in its entirety.

Taking place in New Orleans on March 21 and 22, the BUKU Music + Art Project already boasted an impressive list of performers, including Pusha t, Tyler the Creator, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Schoolboy Q, Danny Brown, and Chance The Rapper, the highly-anticipated music festival features five stages. Other acts scheduled to perform are EDM powerhouses David Guetta, Zedd and Kaskade.

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Nas will perform the 1994 album at Mardi Gras World. Check out the full BUKU lineup below: