It’s been confirmed today, that Nas’ documentary Time is Illmatic will be opening the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in April. He’ll also be following that screening up by performing the 1994 album in it’s entirety. Of the amazing feat, Nas says:

“I want to thank the Tribeca Film Festival for supporting the film with the incredible platform they’ve built over the years, It’s an honor to premiere this film in my hometown. I also want to thank One9 and Erik Parker for their persistence and hard work. Those guys and I come from the same place and era, which gives the doc an authenticity that is important to me. We wanted this film to represent the real, from the storyline all the way down to the directors and producers.”

The documentary will commemorate with the 20th anniversary of Illmatic, and the release of Illmatic XXa rerelease and remastered version of his debut album. That will be followed by a U.S. tour and comedy series called Street Dreams.

via Miss Info