Friday, April 20, 2018
Nas | illmatic: Live From The Kennedy Center w/ The National Symphony Orchestra | PACKAGE REVEAL
What was I thinking?” Nas reflected as he stepped on stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.—a long way from the Queensbridge housing projects where his story began. Nas was in D.C. to perform his classic debut album ‘Illmatic’ accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra. “I was just trying to get in the rap game. The incredible rap game.” Now, 24 years after Illmatic’s release, Mass Appeal Records presents ‘Illmatic: Live from the Kennedy Center’ on digital and limited edition double vinyl. “It was all a dream. It’s time. And when that time came, I took it.” Take that. Stream here: http://Nas.lnk.to/illmaticlive Vinyl available for Record Store Day 2018 Shop Nas merch bundles at shop.massappeal.com #iLLmaticLive Subscribe to Mass Appeal here: http://goo.gl/LqG3wZ --------------Mass Appeal-------------- Website: http://massappeal.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/massappeal Instagram: http://instagram.com/massappeal Facebook: http://facebook.com/massappeal
Shon Roka (pronounced Shaun Roca) the DJ also known as Shaun Ortega was born on the west-side of Chicago. He started gaining fame as a bboy in 1991 and later became a member of a well known crew called the BRICKHEADZ. He would perform for such artist and events such as The Roots, KRS One, Immortal Technique, Dougie Fresh, Common, Rhymefest, Cypress Hill, Pharoah Monch, Nas, Diddy, Mariah Carey, Taste of Chicago, Lollapolooza, Looptopia, B96 Summer Bash just to name a few. The BRICKHEADZ also won many breakin' competition nationally and internationally. While Shon Roka was being active as a bboy he was working on his craft of being a DJ. DJing for w/ Nike, Jordan, Under Armour, Adidas, Vans, Uprise (Chicago) Skateshop for numerous in-stores, sporting events, galleries and corporate outings. Also Shon Roka is a resident DJ post Covid in Chicago at McGee's, Tantrum, Imbibe and Harbee's. While being a DJ, he has been teaching music production and the Art of Skateboarding through Maggie Daley's After School Matters. Also known as Gallery 37. For more information contact via email.