Today, it’s been revealed that TriBeCa has picked up North American rights to Nas’ documentary Time Is Illmatic, which opened at the TriBeCa Film Festival earlier this year. The doc will now make it’s way to theaters and on-demand in October.
This film, which was directed by One9 and written by Erik Parker follows the making of Nas’ much-hailed classic debut Illmatic from 1994. Full synopsis of the film can be found below.
Time Is Illmatic traces Nas’ influences and the insurmountable odds he faced in creating the greatest work of music from hip-hop’s second golden era. The film tracks the musical legacy of the Jones family — handed down to Nas from his jazz musician father, Olu Dara, the support of his Queensbridge neighborhood crew, and the loyalty of his younger brother Jabari “Jungle” Jones. Twenty years after its release, Illmatic is widely recognized as a hip-hop benchmark that encapsulates the sociopolitical outlook, enduring spirit, and collective angst of a generation of young men searching for their voice in America.
via TriBeCa Film