Great Performances

Nas on Performing at the Kennedy Center

Clip: Season 45 Episode 14 | 2m 10s

Critically acclaimed hip-hop artist Nas describes his experiences writing "Illmatic" in the projects of NYC and performing it twenty years later at the Kennedy Center. Great Performances — Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop captures the energy and nostalgia of this collaborative performance and premieres nationwide Friday, February 2 at 9PM on PBS (check local listings).

Aired: 02/02/18

Rating: NR

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