Coachella 2014: Nas Celebrates 'Illmatic' 20th Anniversary with Lauryn Hill, Damian Marley
Legendary hip-hop artist Nas celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut album, "Illmatic," at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on Saturday (April 19) with a memorable second-week set featuring cameos by Lauryn Hill and Damian Marley.
During his late-night performance on the festival's Outdoor Theatre, Nas performed the historic "Illmatic" in its entirety 20 years following its original release on April 19, 1994.
“Happy anniversary to all of us,” the rapper told the crowd.
Last week, Nas ended his midnight set -- which also ran through "Illmatic" -- by inviting Jay Z onstage to perform "Dead Presidents II." Hov then played "Where I'm From," and when Nas ended the set with some of his classic singles, Diddy dropped by to perform "Hate Me Now."
Nas didn't disappoint with last night's guests, either. The rapper brought out Marley for “Welcome to Jamrock” and the pair's 2005 collaboration “Road to Zion,” and later invited Hill to play the Fugees' “Ready or Not” before performing together “If I Ruled The World.”
Pharrell Williams was another Coachella performer whose Saturday night set featured surprise numerous guests. As previously reported, the "Happy" singer brought out T.I. to assist with "Blurred Lines," followed by Clipse frontman Pusha T for “Grindin'.” Later, R&B hitman Usher joined for the Pharrell-written “U Don't Have to Call” and Jay Z joined Pharrell for an extended cameo on “Frontin',” “Excuse Me Miss,” “La La La (Exuse Me Miss Again),” and “I Just Wanna Love U (Give it 2 Me).”