Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — The documentary on legendary MC Nas’ making of the 1994 landmark debut album ‘Illmatic’, Nas: Time Is Illmatic, will release theatrically in New York and Los Angeles starting on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 then hit movie theaters across America on Thursday, October 2 for a one-night-only special showing of the film. Audiences nationwide will have the rare opportunity to experience the story behind one of hip-hop’s most influential albums of all-time on the big screen, distributed by Tribeca Film.
While the film continues to expand nationally, Nas: Time Is Illmatic will become available via on demand, iTunes, and other VOD providers starting Friday, October 3.
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 19. 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’ evolution from a young street poet to a visionary MC.
The documentary is directed by multimedia artist, One9, written by Erik Parker, and produced by One9, Parker, and Anthony Saleh. The film was supported by The Ford Foundation’s JustFilms, Tribeca Film Institute’s Tribeca All Access program, and Hennessy V.S. to help bring Nas’ inspiring story of tireless pursuit of excellence to audiences nationwide.
Tickets are now on sale for all screenings at the theaters websites. For more information, please visit www.TimeIsIllmatic.com #TimeIsIllmatic