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Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014)

TV-14
74 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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 ...See moreTime 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. Written by Anonymous See less
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Opening weekend
$23,200
Gross (US & Canada)
$164,540
Gross (World)
$164,540
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Release date
Oct 3, 2014 (United States)

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25 cast members
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Nas
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Cornel West
Himself - Professor and Political Activist Himself - Professor and Political Activist   See fewer
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Swizz Beatz
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Busta Rhymes
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Alicia Keys
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Olu Dara
Himself - Nas' Father Himself - Nas' Father   See fewer
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Roxanne Shanté
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Jabari Jones
Himself - Nas' Brother Himself - Nas' Brother   See fewer
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Angela Braconi
Herself - Nas' Elementary School Teacher Herself - Nas' Elementary School Teacher   See fewer
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Marley Marl
Himself - Music Producer Himself - Music Producer   See fewer
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Large Professor
Himself - Hip Hop Rapper and Record Producer Himself - Hip Hop Rapper and Record Producer   See fewer
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Wiz
Himself Himself   See fewer
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M.C. Serch
Himself - Hip Hop MC Himself - Hip Hop MC   See fewer
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Faith Newman
Herself - Columbia Records Herself - Columbia Records   See fewer
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DJ Premier
Himself - Music Producer Himself - Music Producer   See fewer
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Fab 5 Freddy
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
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Leshan Lewis
Himself - Music Producer (as L.E.S.) Himself - Music Producer (as L.E.S.)   See fewer
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Anthony Cruz
Himself - Rapper (as AZ) Himself - Rapper (as AZ)   See fewer
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Q-Tip
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Pete Rock
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Knight Jones
Himself - Nas' Son Himself - Nas' Son   See fewer
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Marcyliena Morgan
Herself - Director of the Hiphop Archive Herself - Director of the Hiphop Archive   See fewer
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Henry Louis Gates
Himself (as Skip Gates) Himself (as Skip Gates)   See fewer
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Destiny Jones
Herself - Nas' Daughter Herself - Nas' Daughter   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 2,541 votes