Nas’ ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Documentary Gets International Distribution Deal
Update (Aug. 29 12:07 p.m.): From Tribeca Film, the official trailer for Nas: Time Is Illmatic is now available on Apple Trailers here.
Screenwriter: Erik Parker
Cast: Nas, Alicia Keys, Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beatz, Q-Tip, Pharrell Williams
Distributor: Tribeca Film
Run time: 74 minutes
Synopsis: 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 20. 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’s evolution from a young street poet to a visionary MC.
Original Story: Nas’ documentary Time Is Illmatic is going global. After being acquired by Tribeca Film for national distribution, the film will now be available to fans overseas.
Thanks to a new deal signed with Submarine Entertainment Tuesday, the film has been winning over viewers at the Cannes Film Festival in France, much like it did during its US debut at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The documentary, which outlines the 1994 creation of Nas’ debut album Illmatic can now be seen in Japan, Australia and across Europe.
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