Twenty years after the release of Nas's groundbreaking debut album 'Illmatic,' 'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' captures the enduring spirit of the young generation that found a voice in his insightful poetry.
Returning to his childhood home in Queensbridge, Nas shares stories of his upbringing & influences: from the music of his jazz musician father Olu Dara to the burgeoning hip-hop scene in New York City & the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age 19 - during an era heavily influenced by racial & socio-political inequality.
Featuring interviews with 'Illmatic' producers Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S., DJ Premier & musical peers including Pharrell Williams & Alicia Keys.
'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' is a thrilling account of Nas's evolution from a young street poet to a visionary MC within the framework of the making of a classic hip hop album.
NTSC Region 1
Runtime: 74 minutes