Time Is Illmatic
Nas has big plans for the 20th anniversary of his classic album Illmatic. In addition to issuing a re-release of the album as Illmatic XX with plenty of bonus cuts, he’s completed a documentary which shows his creative process. The documentary, “”, will make its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, but before that time we’ve received a trailer in anticipation of it.
Illmatic XX arrives on Tuesday and can be pre-order on iTunes.
Yesterday we heard from Kendrick Lamar, Sir Michael Rocks, ScHoolboy Q and other rappers on the impact of Illmatic.
Nas: Time Is Illmatic is a 2014 documentary film directed by One9 and produced by One9, Erik Parker and Anthony Saleh. The film recounts the circumstances leading up to Nas’ 1994 debut album Illmatic. Released on the 20th anniversary of Illmatic, the film includes interviews with Nas, his brother and father, and figures …
Nas: Time Is Illmatic is a 2014 documentary film directed by One9 and produced by One9, Erik Parker and Anthony Saleh. The film recounts the circumstances leading up to Nas’ 1994 debut album Illmatic. Released on the 20th anniversary of Illmatic, the film includes interviews with Nas, his brother and father, and figures from the East Coast hip hop scene. Nas: Time Is Illmatic premiered during the opening night of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, on April 16, 2014. The project received a grant from Tribeca All Access and additional funding from the Ford Foundation.
Nas: Time Is Illmatic received positive reviews from most critics. As of October 13, 2014, the film’s Metacritic score is 72/100, and its Rotten Tomatoes score is 100%, with an average rating of 7.3/10. The documentary was a recipient of a Candescent Award. Nas: Time Is Illmatic was considered by Variety magazine to be a likely contender to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, but did not receive a nomination.