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With Illmatic hitting the grand old age of 20 next month, Nas kicked off the “One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide” festival at John F. Kennedy in Washington D.C. on Saturday night (March 30) by performing his iconic debut album in its entirety. Backed by the 40-member National Symphony Orchestra, lead by conductor Steven Reineke, the Queensbridge MC ran through his 10-track collection in style.

Nas also played a medley of other hits including “If I Ruled the World,” “Street Dreams” and “Made You Look,” and even took it back to his very first guest spot by performing Main Source’s “Live at the Barbeque.”

Watch after the jump…

Related: Memory Lane: Listen to an Old Unearthed Nas Song, “I’m a Villain”