NAS performing Illmatic (Live)
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Hip-hop icon Nas will be performing his debut 1994 album ‘Illmatic’ in full at Birmingham’s The Institute on Thursday the 4th of June, 20 years after the LP was first released. With this album included, which has regularly been voted one of the best hip-hop albums of all time, Nas has released eight long players that have consecutively gained platinum and multi platinum certifications, selling over 25 million copies worldwide.
Throughout his life Nas has been voted amongst the greatest rappers, MC’s, lyricists and songwriters in lifelong hip-hop culture, also receiving several awards that include BET Hip Hop Awards, MTV Awards and 11 Grammy nominations. Nas’ most recent album charted at number 8 in the UK and is by far his only dent in the British charts as he has had much success with singles such as ‘It Ain’t Hard To Tell’, ‘Steet Dreams’, ‘If I Ruled The World’ and ‘Bridging The Gap’ amongst many others.
It goes without saying that to hear a performance from one of hip-hop’s most prominent figures, let alone a full rendition of one of the best hip-hop albums ever made is a show you shouldn’t want to miss.