This documentary film delves deep into the making of Nas' 1994 famous debut album, Illmatic and shows his evolution from a young street poet to a visionary MC.
One9, Erik Parker, Tuma Basa, Ann Bennett, Martha Diaz, Eric Rigaud, Charles Roberson, Anthony Saleh
Nas, Alicia Keys, Busta Rhymes, Q-Tip, Pete Rock, Fab 5 Freddy
NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas' 1994 famous debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation. The film takes us to the heart of his creative process - twenty years after the release . 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 producers such as 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.