Listen: Derrick Hodge Shares His Classical Treatment Of Nas “The World Is Yours”

by Raheem Karim

Last year, Nas celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut classic album Illmatic at the Kennedy Center’s One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide Festival. The National Symphony Orchestra brought the music to life, but a key figure behind the scenes was multi-talented musician Derrick Hodge. He is the Blue Note recording artist, bassist for Robert Glasper Experiment.

Derrick is now sharing the”roughs” of his orchestrations for “The World Is Yours.”
Although this is an unfinished product, you can still get a pretty good idea of the greatness that took place that night.

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