Nas To Perform "Illmatic" With The Hipster Orchestra

Nas and The Hipster Orchestra are set to perform "Illmatic" during Castle Lite's Extra Cold Music Concert in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Nas is set to perform at Castle Lite’s Extra Cold Music Concert in Johannesburg, South Africa June 7, 2014. The rapper is scheduled to be joined on stage by The Hipster Orchestra, a chamber ensemble formed by Jingle Punks, according to a press release.

Nas' set is slated to include Illmatic cuts arranged by The Hipster Orchestra. 

Jingle Punks' Jared Gutstadt discussed the upcoming performances. 

“It’s the 20-year anniversary of Illmatic, arguable one of the greatest Hip Hop albums recorded,” Gutstadt said, "and here was the perfect platform to connect with the Castle Lite consumer in a meaningful way."

Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra performers are set to play with The Hipster Orchestra at this event. 

Castle Lite’s agency, OgilvyEntertainment, also addressed the performance with a statement.

“It was a natural fit for both the brand and their audience," OgilvyEntertainment's Doug Scott says. "Castle Lite has brought some of the biggest acts to South Africa, including Kanye West and Drake, and they are constantly looking to take it to the next level. With Grammy award winning super-producer Timbaland exclusively producing the event, we want to show concertgoers a unique, one-of-a-kind experience. The Hipster Orchestra and Nas: that’s never happened before...It will be a memorable night." 

Wiz Khalifa is also set to appear on the bill. 

RELATED: Nas' Album Sales: From "Illmatic" To "Life Is Good"



  • Anonymous

    Only fairies and fake drug lords wear pink.

  • Anonymous

    The fact that thats one of the greatest rap albums recorded doesnt make Nas the best rapper. There are artists with not just one but many legendary cds and some whose whole catalogs are completely classic. Nas fell off right after Illmatic, never reached that level after, now he aint even trying. Do hip-hop a favor - appreciate the art itself, dont praise the artist too much for some shit he did 20 years ago. Or at least dont bash Jamar, he had some good shit 20 years ago too LMAO.

  • Lil Icy Boi!

    cause Nas is a hipster himself. Wayne and Drake are real. swag

  • hip hop is sad

    Hipster Orchestra??? wtf!! one mic and a fucking dj cutting the wax Hip hop

  • Hollywoodoutlaw

    Yeah man, get out of America if you want your music appreciated. This right here is an appreciation of art. Hip Hop is alive once we stop catering the culture to unappreciative Americans. Side note: I'm American I just can't stand to see what hip hop has been downgraded to.

    • Anonymous

      hiphop is still alive its just not in the airwaves commercially. hiphop died when consumers stop trying to search for it

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