Nas: Time Is Illmatic
Duration: 74 min
Actors: Nas, Cornel West, Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beatz, Busta Rhymes, Alicia Keys, Olu Dara, Roxanne ShantÃ©, Jabari Jones, Angela Braconi, Marley Marl, Large Professor, Wiz, M.C. Serch, Faith Newman
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. 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.