Nas: Time is Illmatic

Film preview: Nas: Time is Illmatic

It’s been 20 years since Nas’s groundbreaking debut album, ‘Illmatic’, transformed the world of hip hop and now we get the opportunity to delve deep into the creative process when ‘Time is Illmatic’ hits the big screen on October 24th. The feature documentary return to Nas’s childhood home in Queensbridge and the tough social conditions that influenced the path he chose in hip hop. From the music of his jazz musician father Olu Dara to the burgeoning hip hop scene in New York City, Illmatic encapsulates the social political outlook, enduring spirit, and collective...