Nas - National Symphony Orchestra ‎– Illmatic: Live From The Kennedy Center - Classical Hip Hop 180 Grm 2LP

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Nas, National Symphony Orchestra, Steven Reineke ‎– Illmatic: Live From The Kennedy Center with The National Symphony Orchestra

Mass Appeal ‎– MSAP0055LP
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Gold Foil Embossing

gold embossed gatefold jacket and also includes a 24×36” 2-sided poster, a booklet with exclusive photos, and a digital download card

Record Store Day Release April, 21st 2018 RSD 5,000 copies

21 Apr 2018
Hip Hop, Jazz, Funk / Soul


A1 The Genesis
A2 N.Y. State of Mind
A3 Life's a Bitch


B1 The World Is Yours
B2 Halftime


C1 Memory Lane (Sittin in da Park)
C2 One Love
C3 One Time 4 Your Mind


D1 Represent
D2 It Aint Hard to Tell



2 LP - Nas Live at the Kennedy Center with The National Symphony Orchestra, Ft. Steven Reinke, NSO Principal Pops Conductor


This historic performance was recorded live in March 2014 for One Mic Hip Hop Culture Worldwide Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

PBS film Special Premiere date: February 2, 2018
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Barcode: 812814020552

" In the performance, his most popular songs “N.Y. State of Mind,” “The World Is Yours,” “Memory Lane (Sittin’ in Da Park)” and “It Ain’t Hard to Tell” were reinvented using classical sounds.

“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,” the award-winning rapper told PBS during on-stage rehearsal.

Of course, the hype feeling was mutual!

“This was the first time, as a classical orchestra conductor, I was going to branch out into the realm of doing hip hop music and rap music," National Symphony Orchestra Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke said, "And the idea of finally tackling this genre was something I was really looking forward to do."

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Condition New
Format 2LP, 180 Gram
Label Mass Appeal
Color Black