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Re:imagine – An Orchestral Rendition of Nas’ Illmatic on Thursday 14th June 2018
Presenting an orchestral rendition of Nas' groundbreaking Illmatic album...
There are few albums more important in the history of hip-hop than Illmatic. Nas’ debut album combined hard-hitting rhymes with production from a selection of some of the biggest producers in the game.
DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Large Professor and Q-Tip all joined with Nas himself in making the album, which was lauded by critics for its amalgamation of funk, jazz and vintage samples.
The songs were praised for the Nas’s lyricism and delivery, his stories of gang rivalries, drug violence and urban poverty captured the imaginations of fans all around the world.
This June, we welcome some of the city's top musicians, string players and vocalist to perform their unique take on hip-hop's most iconic album.
Music Genres: Hip Hop, R&B
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