Writer(s): Erik Parker
Starring: Nas, Cornel West, Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beatz, Busta Rhymes, Alicia Keys, Olu Dara, Roxanne Shanté, Jabari Jones, Angela Braconi, Marley Marl, Large Professor, Wiz, M.C. Serch, Faith Newman, DJ Premier, Fab 5 Freddy, Leshan Lewis, Anthony Cruz, Q-Tip, Pete Rock, Knight Jones, Marcyliena Morgan, Henry Louis Gates, Destiny Jones
Synopsis: Twenty years after the release of Nas’s groundbreaking debut album ‘Illmatic,’NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC takes us 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 20. Featuring 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), NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC is a thrilling account of Nas’s evolution from a young street poet to a visionary MC.
Release Date: October 3, 2014 (USA) | Length: 74 min | Genre: Music | MPAA Rating: NR
Tags: Alicia Keys, Anthony Cruz, Busta Rhymes, Cornel West, Destiny Jones, DJ Premier, Erik Parker, Fab 5 Freddy, Henry Louis Gates, Jabari Jones, Knight Jones, Large Professor, Leshan Lewis, Marcyliena Morgan, Marley Marl, Nas, Olu Dara, One9, Pete Rock, Pharrell Williams, Q-Tip, Roxanne Shanté, Swizz Beatz