Nas ‘Illmatic’ Orchestral Concert Special Coming To PBS In Documentary Form

In 2014, Nas performed his classic 1994 album Illmatic live for its 20th anniversary, backed by a the National Symphony Orchestra, at Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center. Nas recently dropped a trailer for the epic performance’s documentary. “You can say I had a foresight about where I would be, where I should be, where I had to be. Before there was a fan base or a crowd or a audience, I was the fan base. The mirror was my audience. Myself in a room by myself was all I needed.”

The documentary is directed by Jason Goldwatch and executive produced by Nas, Anthony Saleh and Peter Bittenbender. The performance premieres nationwide Feb. 2 at 9 p.m. EST on PBS.

Here’s the trailer.