Nas To Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of 'Illmatic' With Special Philharmonic Shows

Taking place in Las Vegas this summer.

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Nas is joining forces with the Las Vegas Philharmonic for a trio of shows to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Illmatic.

The artist and orchestra will be performing at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on August 29, August 31 and September 1, and will perform selections from his discography. Prior to the celebration, Nas will join the annual Roots Picnic in early June and perform in Europe and the UK. Beginning late October, he will return to Europe and the UK for a number of shows until mid-November.

During his debut album’s 30th anniversary in April, he penned a lengthy Instagram post to honor the celebration. “Grainy pictures for grainy times. I had a dream I could get my favorite producers to produce on my debut album. I knew exactly what I wanted and how it should be. But I didn’t know anyone except for Paul, so I asked him would he connect me to them all. The cool soul brother that he is helped me line it up. On April 19th we smashed shit,” he wrote.

“Even tho the album leaked months before the release date we still are apart of music history,” Nas continued. ” Thank you Large Professor (Paul) and Dj Premier who drove into the projects to pick me up a time or two. Qtip , Pete Rock , and my man from The Bridge DJ LES, and my guy AZ who was just coming up himself.”

Tickets for Nas’ Illmatic shows go live on May 24 via Ticketmaster.

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