If you don’t already know, Nas‘ timeless classic, ‘Illmatic’ turns 20 years old this year, and its re-release will take place along side a feature-length documentary, chronicling the making of the record and it’s influence over the years. The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) also announced that the world premiere of the documentary, will take place at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, April 16! After that, Nas will then take to the stage and perform his entire debut album from start to finish!
Time is Illmatic, is directed by multimedia artist, One9, written by Erik Parker, and produced by One9, Parker, and Anthony Saleh. Check out a clip from the film below.
“I want to thank the Tribeca Film Festival for supporting the film with the incredible platform they’ve built over the years,” “It’s an honor to premiere this film in my hometown.” “I also want to thank One9 and Erik Parker for their persistence and hard work.” “Those guys and I come from the same place and era, which gives the doc an authenticity that is important to me.” “We wanted this film to represent the real, from the storyline all the way down to the directors and producers.”- Nas.