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Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014)

Time Is Illmatic (original title)
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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 ... See full summary »

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One9

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Erik Parker
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nas ... Self
Cornel West ... Self - Professor and Political Activist
Pharrell Williams ... Self
Swizz Beatz ... Self
Busta Rhymes ... Self
Alicia Keys ... Self
Olu Dara Olu Dara ... Self - Nas' Father
Roxanne Shanté ... Self
Jabari Jones Jabari Jones ... Self - Nas' Brother
Angela Braconi Angela Braconi ... Self - Nas' Elementary School Teacher
Marley Marl Marley Marl ... Self - Music Producer
Large Professor Large Professor ... Self - Hip Hop Rapper and Record Producer
Wiz Wiz ... Self
M.C. Serch M.C. Serch ... Self - Hip Hop MC
Faith Newman Faith Newman ... Self - Columbia Records
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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. Written by Anonymous

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The twentieth anniversary of an American classic.


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great story about the best hip hop album of all time
19 March 2020 | by shiguangmimiSee all my reviews

Delving deep into the struggles of growing up in the projects and the impact of the landmark album today, "Time is Illmatic" is an expertly crafted and encapsulating look at African American culture and rap told through the eyes of one of the most important artists of the 90's.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$23,200, 5 October 2014

Gross USA:

$164,540

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$164,540
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Tribeca Film Institute See more »
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