You can’t argue with Nas‘ Illmatic. It came, it conquered, it changed everything in its wake.
One of the most ambitious projects in hip-hop’s increasingly not-so-brief history, Illmatic deserves every ounce of critical fawning that it’s received. Now it’s been given the documentary treatment, in the form of a piece called Nas: Time Is Illmatic.
The 74-minute film now has a new official trailer ahead of its theater release.
The film finds Nas returning to his Queensbridge roots, where he details his rise to fame and the challenges he faced along the way. Expect gripping stories of a young man’s adversity coming face to face with his raw talent, all before a major label signing changed his life at age 20.
Watch the trailer here.