Nas and K’naan are scheduled to perform at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
“Hip-hop is clearly something new and different for us,â€ Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser said. “I think to do something very current is important. We’re trying to speak to many different audiences.â€
The 2014 festival will feature Nas rapping alongside musicians from the National Symphony Orchestra as they perform his classic debut album, Illmatic.
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