National Symphony’s live “Illmatic” performance with rapper Nas, now a recording

Posted on: April 25, 2018

“Four years ago, in celebration of Illmatic’s 20th anniversary, Nas staged a full album performance with the backing of the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.,” writes Alex Young in Friday’s (4/20) Consequence of Sound (Chicago). “Earlier this year, PBS aired footage of the concert as part of its Great Performances series. Now, Nas has announced a live recording of the performance to be released on vinyl. Aptly entitled Illmatic: Live From The Kennedy Center, the double LP set is housed in a gold embossed gatefold jacket and also includes a 24×36” 2-sided poster, a booklet with exclusive photos, and a digital download card.”

Posted April 25, 2018