1. WATCH: Nas performs "New York State of Mind" & "The Don" Live at SXSW.

    WATCH: Nas performs “New York State of Mind” & “The Don” Live at SXSW.

    At the VEVO SXSW concert this past Saturday night in Austin, TX, Nas performed his classic Illmatic LP in its entirety. And in a presentation befitting one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all-time, two of the record's revered producers, DJ Premier and Pete Rock, held down turntable duties, while the stage at the Moody Theater was art directed in an homage to Nas' Queensbridge roots (most specifically, a "RIP Ill Will" aerosol-ed faux bus stop in tribute to Nas' closest friends, the late Willie "Ill Will" Graham). See above video as the show commences with a spirited rendition of "New York State of Mind." After the jump, watch its conclusion: Nas' first ever live performance of his latest, much buzzed about single, "The Don." (Props to Mcgogi and DAmayaRR for the uploads.)

    WATCH VIDEO OF NAS PERFORMING "THE DON" LIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER... AFTER THE JUMP...




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