Nas Performs “One Love” with the National Symphony Orchestra

Nas Performs “One Love” with the National Symphony Orchestra


[Instrumental Music] NAS (rapping):
What up, kid? You know **** is rough after you slid
When the cops came you shoulda slid to my crib
**** it, black, no time for lookin’ back, it’s done
Plus, congratulations, you know you got a son
I heard he looks like ya, why don’t your lady write ya? Told her she should visit, that’s when she
got hyper Flippin’, talkin’ about he acts too rough
He didn’t listen, he be riffin’ while I’m tellin’ him stuff
I was like, “Yeah,” your girl don’t care, she a snake too
messin’ with them ****s from that fake crew that hate you
But yo, guess who got shot in the dome-piece? Jerome’s niece, on her way home from Jones
Beach It’s bugged, plus little Rob is sellin’ drugs
on the dime Hangin’ out with young thugs that all carry
nines And night time is more trife than ever
What up with Cormega? Did you see him? Are y’all together? If so, then hold the fort down, represent
to the fullest Say what’s up to Herb, Ice and Bullet
I left a half a hundred in your commissary You was my dog when push came to shove
(One what?) One love! One love, one love, one love, one love NAS: We used to write letters to each other! Now they email you from jail, right? Yeah. One love, one love, one love, one love Yeah. One love, one love, one love, one love

87 thoughts on “Nas Performs “One Love” with the National Symphony Orchestra

  1. Please release a CD of this concert. And please let us know when you guys release it. yours truly the whole world.

  2. Nas Dedicated This Song To Cormega After He Got Locked Up. Once Nas Went Platinum He Blackballed Cormega Out The Firm Album, Ppl Switch Up When They Get Money. To This Day Nas Hates Cormega For No Reason SMH 🐍

  3. Thanks for keeping it real Nas. Your album Illmatic changed my life. I am from L.A. and was so disenfranchised with rap at the time with rappers reveling in misogyny and street life that I had escaped. D.J. Quick was the last straw and I turned to Reggae then Classical as a means to relax and control my spirit during graduate school a Howard University in 1994, where I left a very violent city for the Murder Capital in the District of Columbia. Your album helped me to not be ashamed of my violent upbringing but helped me to process it and use the energy and street knowledge in another walk of life. BTW, we as a people don't need the approval of Western Society and Classical music to qualify us or our music. They have acknowledged that Rap is the next Jazz and has now been recognized, like Jazz, as the only home grown music from the USA that has permeated every corner of the earth! Like Jazz, Big Band, Blues, and Rock and Roll, it is being stolen and repackaged. Could this have happened years ago with "Classical" music? Please read the bio. of the Virtuoso Violinist/Composer/Champion Fencer Joseph Boulogne, The Chevalier of St. George. Although 11 years his senior, Saint Georges is considered the Black Mozart. It has also been shown that while Saint George was in good graces with the Court of Versailles, Mozart was envious of him and even stole and reproduced his music. Saint George died in obscurity and most of his music was conveniently "lost". This along with learning that the violin has its origins in Africa originally as the Fiddle, as turned me off to Classical Music and Classical ideology as a whole!

  4. Do yourself a favor and watch the entire show before it expires on March 2nd.
    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/nas-live-kennedy-center-classical-hip-hop-full-episode/8109/

  5. This is ALL we are gonna get from Nas from here on out. No more albums or new songs. Just Illmatic performances for our nostalgic selves.

  6. If y'all haven't watched this I definitely recommend that y'all do. Nas is a great performer and one of the best hip-hop artists of all time (the best imo)

  7. One of goat , great story teller with great ideas ……Long life to Nas.πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ™πŸ™

  8. This is a beautiful way and new approach on how rap shows can be heard forever a legend and with the fly 1988 cartier tanks on killem

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