Watch Nas Perform "Illmatic" With National Symphony Orchestra

Throughout the evening, the Hip Hop luminary executed symphonic renditions of classics like “N.Y. State of Mind,” “The World Is Yours,” “Memory Lane (Sittin’ in Da Park),” and “It Ain’t Hard to Tell.” The special is also peppered with interview clips featuring the Queens-bred MC and provides insight into his journey that started at the Queensbridge projects.

“I worked on my thing,” he said in a clip. “I worked on my craft and I stuck to it. I hope that you can look through the dream with me and see the journey I took to be on this stage with an orchestra."

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