Almost 20 years later, Nas’ Illmatic album is still able to grab hip hop heads’ attention. Time is Illmatic is a documentary that will take us back to explore and discover an in depth look at the creation of the classic album. Written by Erik Parker and directed by One9, Time is Illmatic is reported to premiere April 16th and will kick off the Tribeca Film Festival.
Being a huge part of Nas’ musical influence, the documentary also touches on the MC’s family life with his father and jazz musician, Olu Dara.
If you’re looking to be one of the first to see the film, the Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 16 through 27. They will also be announcing this year’s full line-up in the first week of March.