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Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014)

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74 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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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Oct 3, 2014 (United States)

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25 cast members
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Nas
Self Self   See fewer
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Cornel West
Self - Professor and Political Activist Self - Professor and Political Activist   See fewer
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Olu Dara
Self - Nas' Father Self - Nas' Father   See fewer
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Jabari Jones
Self - Nas' Brother Self - Nas' Brother   See fewer
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Angela Braconi
Self - Nas' Elementary School Teacher Self - Nas' Elementary School Teacher   See fewer
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Marley Marl
Self - Music Producer Self - Music Producer   See fewer
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Large Professor
Self - Hip Hop Rapper and Record Producer Self - Hip Hop Rapper and Record Producer   See fewer
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Wiz
Self Self   See fewer
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M.C. Serch
Self - Hip Hop MC Self - Hip Hop MC   See fewer
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Faith Newman
Self - Columbia Records Self - Columbia Records   See fewer
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DJ Premier
Self - Music Producer Self - Music Producer   See fewer
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Fab 5 Freddy
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Leshan Lewis
Self - Music Producer (as L.E.S.) Self - Music Producer (as L.E.S.)   See fewer
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Anthony Cruz
Self - Rapper (as AZ) Self - Rapper (as AZ)   See fewer
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Q-Tip
Self Self   See fewer
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Knight Jones
Self - Nas' Son Self - Nas' Son   See fewer
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Marcyliena Morgan
Self - Director of the Hiphop Archive Self - Director of the Hiphop Archive   See fewer
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Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Self (as Skip Gates) Self (as Skip Gates)   See fewer
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Destiny Jones
Self - Nas' Daughter Self - Nas' Daughter   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 2,876 votes