REVIVE Audio: Derrick Hodge & The National Symphony Orchestra Reimagine Nas' "The World Is Yours"
A little over a year after the massive performance at the Kennedy Center celebrating Nas‘ seminal debut LP, bassist Derrick Hodge and the National Symphony Orchestra treat listeners to their interpretation of the anthemic Illmatic LP standout “The World Is Yours.” The sweeping arrangement merges hip-hop sensibilities with classical arranging techniques to breathe new life into the timeless Pete Rock production. The result is an intricate patchwork of enveloping sounds that hearken back to the magic captured on Timeless: Suite For Ma Dukes and hint at the vast array of sonic possibilities that lie ahead for hip-hop. Check the track below to get a sample of Derrick Hodge’s take on Nas. Purchase the Illmatic XX LP via iTunes. Get the full breakdown via REVIVE.