Nas: Time is Illmatic

Film • Feb 5

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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.

This film was curated by Tamika “Mika” Gadsden, Indie Grits Fellow, and will be presented with Benny Starr, artist, intellectual and activist, as part of our series, Black Stories: Real Fiction.

2014. USA. 74 mins. Not rated.