Hard to believe its been 20 years since Nas dropped the best hip-hop album, but it has been. Illmatic turned 20 year-old on April 19th this year and to commemorate the feat Nas and Tribeca Film collab on the documentary Time Is Illmatic. The documentary will delve into the recording process featuring interviews from producers on the album- DJ Premier, Pete Rock and others- and show how Nas rose from a street poet a rap legend at the age of nineteen. Nas visits his old Queensbridge neighborhood where he visits his childhood home.
The Time Is Illmatic will be available in select theaters October 1st and nationwide via VOD and iTunes platforms October 3rd.