Nas continues to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his classic Illmatic album, this time taking to the stage at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Donning a black tuxedo and bow tie, the rapper was backed by the 40-part National Symphony Orchestra to perform two sold out shows on Friday (Mar. 28) and Saturday (Mar. 29) night. Running through the entire album on stage, Nas was also joined by DJ Green Lantern. His performance was the headliner of the One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide festival.
Along with staples from his debut album like “The World Is Yours,” Nas also performed a number of his other hits, including “If I Ruled The World” and “I Can.”
Watch Nas’ performance of “The World Is Yours” above, and “I Can” below.