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Watch: Trailer For Documentary ‘Nas: Time Is Illmatic’ Presents A Classic Rap Album

Watch: Trailer For Documentary 'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' Presents A Classic Rap Album

Can documentaries about famous rap groups and albums be a new thing please? A few years ago we got the excellent “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest,” detailing the fascinating and incredible story of the highly influential hip hop group, and now comes “Nas: Time Is Illmatic,” another snapshot of a rapper who has inspired a generation of artists.

Directed by One9 (huh?) and featuring the participation of Nas, Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S., DJ Premier, Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys and more, the movie goes twenty years back in time to 1994, when Illmatic dropped and turned heads everywhere. The doc chronicles Nas’ influences, his life story and careerwhich saw him signing to major label at 20 years oldand how he developed his unique artistic voice.

“Nas: Time Is Illmatic” arrives in select theaters beginning October 1st and on nationwide VOD and iTunes/digital platforms beginning October 3rd. Read our review here. [Rap Up]

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