Nas: Time is Illmatic | 2014

Documentary, Biopic
Here, we delve deep into the making of Nas' 1994 debut album, "Illmatic," and the social conditions that influenced its creation.

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Herself

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Company

360 Filmworks

Production Company

Action Production

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Production Company

Balance of Extremes

Production Company

Decibel 11

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Frame Runner, Inc.

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Synopsis

Twenty years after the release of Nas' groundbreaking debut album "Illmatic," viewers are taken 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 19. The film features 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.

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