Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

I have listened to Nas’s Illmatic many times, but never with a National Symphony Orchestra backing him up until a few days ago. I came across the video on Amazon Prime and dropped everything to watch it. The marriage between hip-hop and classical is quite intriguing, especially with the hook like, “Life’s a bitch and then you die, that’s why we get high / ’Cause you never know when you’re gonna go.” The recording released in February 2018 and I only discovered it recently.