Watch Nas' "Time Is Illmatic" Trailer
As part of the year of Illmatic and the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nas' debut album, The Tribeca Film Festival will celebrate it’s opening with the premier of "Time Is Illmatic," a new documentary that chronicles the course of Nas’ 1994 debut album release, Illmatic. The film, from Director One9 and written by Erik Parker, “traces Nas’s influences and the insurmountable odds he faced in creating the greatest work of music from hip-hop’s second golden era,” reps for Tribeca report in a statement. The world-premiere screening of the film will take place on April 16, followed by a special performance featuring the emcee performing the album in it’s entirety. Nas' Illmatic XX is available for pre-order and will be released April 15th.