Watch Nas And The National Symphony Perform A Vibraphone-Filled Version Of "One Love"
A few weeks ago came the announcement of a new concert film centered around Nas‘ performance of his seminal album Illmatic with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. in 2014. Now, a new trailer is out featuring the rapper perform his song “One Love.”
The orchestral rendition of the track is truly remarkable, from the vibraphone handling the song’s main melody to the beautiful strings that play through the song’s hook. And the icing of the cake? Nas smoothly rapping on top of it all, leading the ensemble effortlessly.
Produced by Mass Appeal the film will feature performance footage and much more.
“I hope you can look through the dream with me and see the journey I took to be on the stage with an orchestra,” Nas said in a previous trailer. “I knew it was bigger than what was just on the record. And it was like ‘This is what it’s about.'”
Along with this video are two others: Nas speaking on performing at the Kennedy Center and collaborating with the National Symphony Orchestra.
“I’m a listener of music, I’m a fan of music. I know the way I want to experience music…it’s not always the same,” Nas says in the latter video. “I try to create those experiences for people when it comes to listening to my stuff. Being a musician, this is my dream.”
You can view those two videos below.