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Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014)

Nas: Time Is Illmatic

Overview


Genre

Documentary

Release Date

October 01, 2014 (Limited)

Duration

74 min.

Studio

Tribeca Film

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

One9

Producer

One9, Erik Parker

Screenwriter

Erik Parker

Starring

  • Nas as Himself

Story


Twenty years after the release of Nas's groundbreaking debut album 'Illmatic,' "Nas: Time Is Illmatic" takes us into the heart of his creative process. Returning to his childhood home in Queensbridge, Nas shares stories of his upbringing, his influences - from the music of his jazz musician father Olu Dara to the burgeoning hip-hop scene in New York City - and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age 20. Featuring interviews with his 'Illmatic' producers (Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S., and DJ Premier) and musical peers (including Pharrell Williams and Alicia Keys), "Nas: Time Is Illmatic" is a thrilling account of Nas's evolution from a young street poet to a visionary MC.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the documentary offers a number of reasons to appreciate its ongoing legacy, with sufficient production values to hold the tribute together..”
by Eric Kohn [indieWIRE]
“..Fans will embrace this walk down memory lane..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]
“..brisk, stylish and extremely heartfelt portrait of Nas' rise from the housing projects of Queensbridge to the heights of hip-hop royalty ably stands on its own..”
by Scott Foundas [Variety]