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Nas: Time is Illmatic

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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 angst of a generation of young black men searching for their voice in America.


Nas: Time is Illmatic


The documentary 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) and covers the obstacles Nas faced before signing to a major label at age 19. 'Illmatic' is one of those transformative moments in hip-hop… He had the courage to tell the truth about the dark side of black existence in America” Pharrell Williams NAS: Time is Illmatic is set to be a account of Nas's evolution from a young street poet to a visionary MC and how his hometown Queensbridge inspired a very young rapper to craft a hip hop classic.

Watch the trailer for Nas: Time is Illmatic

Nas: Time Is Illmatic US tour is happening right now, for future dates see below

October 2 - Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armony* 

October 3 - Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre

October 4 - Washington D.C. @ Lincoln Theatre

October 5 - Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre

October 8 - Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre

October 9 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit

October 10 - Hammond, IN @ Horseshoe

October  11 - Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre*

October 12 - Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre

October 15 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre

October 16 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre

October 17 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas*

October 18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre

October 19-20 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

October 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre