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Time Is Illmatic (2014)

Time Is Illmatic

Overview


Genre

Documentary

Release Date

October 01, 2014 (Limited)

Duration

78 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


"Time Is Illmatic is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas' 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation. Twenty years after its release, Illmatic has become a hip-hop benchmark that encapsulates the socio-political outlook, enduring spirit, and collective angst of a generation of young black men searching for their voice in America.

Time is Illmatic tracks the musical legacy of the Jones family, handed down to Nas from his jazz musician father, Olu Dara. It also examines the social conditions and environmental influences that contributed to Nas' worldview.

Along the way, Time Is Illmatic shows how Nas-with the support of his Queensbridge neighborhood crew, the loyalty of his younger brother Jabari "Jungle" Fret, and sacrifices of his mother, Ann Jones-overcame insurmountable odds to create the greatest work of music from hip-hop's second golden era.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..Fans will embrace this walk down memory lane..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]
“..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]
“..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]

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