Nas recently sat down with Hype Trak to speak on his new documentary as well as The 20th Anniversary of his debut album, Illmatic.
Last night, the documentary Time Is Illmatic by Erik Parker and One9 has celebrated its premiere at the TriBeCa Film Festival. Released the same week of Illmatic’s 20th anniversary and the day after the re-release of Nas’s IllmaticXX, the documentary reconstructs the story behind one of the most impactful album releases in hip-hop history, highlighting its creational process, its circumstances and its cultural impact. It also tracks the musical legacy of the Jones family, handed down to Nas from his jazz musician father, Olu Dara. We spoke with the LP’s creator and protagonist, Nasir Jones, about his thoughts about this projects, his involvement in it, how certain elements of hip-hop continue to be underrepresented, a possible tour with Jay Z and much more.
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