With some help from the producer of the classic track as well as The Roots, Nas performed his Illmatic cut tonight during his visit to Jimmy Fallon's late-night show. Illmatic XX drops next Tuesday (April 15th), the day after the project turns 20 years old.

As a bonus, they performed "The World Is Yours" as well.

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  • Your Best Friend

    Wow, AMAZING

  • MidKnightMaRawder

    Yesssssssssssssssssssssssss

  • MidKnightMaRawder

    Roots should do an album with nas, or a recreation one like they did with the dilla joints one.

    • supsupsup

      they should just remake Elmatic. it only makes sense, know what i'm saying?

  • http://insite.bandcamp.com/ IN_SITE

    goosebumps so ill http://insite.bandcamp.com/

  • Ava

    excellent!

  • http://itsmyurls.com/moneymike Michael Cobbs

    Great performance. Hip-Hop

  • biff tannen

    Dope! Damn Nas dont age lol

  • TheOohChild

    ummm..was that dude playing the xylophone with a smart phone?

  • J.O.

    I liked the story-telling aspect as they sit down. Simple and dope at the same time!

  • Q Z A

    yeah wow... so huge for hip hop