Nas: Time Is Illmatic

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.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Credits

Director:

  • One9

Cast:

  • Nas
  • Alicia Keys
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Swizz Beatz
  • Q-Tip
  • Pharrell Williams

Writer:

  • Erik Parker

Producers:

  • Erik Parker
  • One9
  • Anthony Saleh

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