Nas Documentary Time is Illmatic to Open 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

It has been announced that at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival they will be premiering Nas‘ documentary, Time is Illmatic. The film tells the story of Nas’ classic debut, Illmatic, and is to be unveiled Wednesday, April 16, following a performance by Nas after.

Time is Illmatic is directed by One9 and written by rap journalist Erik Parker.

I want to thank the Tribeca Film Festival for supporting the film with the incredible platform they’ve built over the years,” said Nas in an official press release. “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. – Nas

First spotted: Complex

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