Hip-hop legend Nas will see his debut album become the focus of a documentary.
Illmatic will be the subject of the new documentary, Time Is Illmatic. Directed by One9 and written by Erik Parker that is set to be released this year.
“Time Is Illmatic is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas’ 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation,” the film’s official website says. “Twenty years after its release, Illmatic has become a Hip Hop benchmark that encapsulates the socio-political outlook, enduring spirit, and collective angst of a generation of young Black men searching for their voice in America.”
The documentary will coincide with the re-release of Nas’ classic album, Illmatic. Nas announced illmaticXX a 20th anniversary edition of his 1994 debut album.
The album will hit stores April 15th. In the meantime, check out the video for the first single off Illmatic, “It Aint Hard To Tell” below.