‘Nas: Time Is Illmatic’ Director and Screenwriter check in with @ablradio’s The Download host @taisaintboogie

Gotta love Tai . . .

“Host Tai SaintBoogie is joined by journalist Erik Parker and filmmaker One 9, the dynamic movie behind the critically acclaimed documentary “NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC” documentary for a conversation about how this project came to be and how it changed over the course of the ten years it took to bring the film to theaters.

NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC hits select theaters on October 1 and is available on VOD on October 3. CATCH IT IN ATLANTA AT THE A3C FESTIVAL ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10 AT 3PM. Click here for details. http://www.a3cfestival.com/event-detail?ev…ime-is-illmatic

About the film:
Twenty years after the release of Nas’s groundbreaking debut album ‘Illmatic,’ NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC takes us into the heart of his creative process. Returning to his childhood home in Queensbridge, Nas shares stories of his upbringing, his influences – from the music of his jazz musician father Olu Dara to the burgeoning hip-hop scene in New York City – and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age 20. Featuring interviews with his ‘Illmatic’ producers (Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S., and DJ Premier) and musical peers (including Pharrell Williams and Alicia Keys), NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC is a thrilling account of Nas’s evolution from a young street poet to a visionary MC.

Director: One9
Screenwriter: Erik Parker
Cast: Nas, Alicia Keys, Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beatz, Q-Tip, Pharrell Williams
Distributor: Tribeca Film

Click here to watch the trailer. trailers.apple.com/trailers/indepe…timeisillmatic/”

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