Nas’ classic 1994 album “Illmatic” will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and to celebrate it, he will be releasing a new documentary “Time Is Illmatic.”
The documentary is set to premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, a prestigious New York film festival on April 16.
Directed by multimedia auteur One9 and written by journalist Erik Parker, this documentary will recall the story of behind the creation of “Illmatic” two decades. The album was released on April 19, 1994 and is considered among the most important recordings within the hip-hop history.
Aside from this, it also focuses on Nas’ personal journey, beginning as a young street poet from Queens, New York to becoming one of the most influential lyricists of such genre.
In a press release, Nas said, “I want to thank the Tribeca Film Festival for supporting the film with the incredible platform they’ve built over the years. It’s an honor to premiere this film in my hometown. I also want to thank One9 and Erik Parker for their persistence and hard work. Those guys and I come from the same place and era, which gives the doc an authenticity that is important to me. We wanted this film to represent the real, from the storyline all the way down to the directors and producers.”
Before the documentary’s premier, Sony Legacy will be releasing “Illmatic X” on April 15, which is Nas’ 20th special anniversary edition of the class album.
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Wow as a massive Nas fan I really looking forward for the “Time Is Illmatic” Documentary to drop as you can expect it will be a must see.
Without question Illmatic is one of the best Hip Hop albums created to date and Nas is personally one of my favoruite Rapper of all time and I believe that this is great news that he has created a documentary on such a great album. With the way social media and sharing sites work this will certainly gain the recognition that it desreves. I cant actually believe that it has been 20 years since the Illmatic album was released.