This year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of one of the most iconic hip hop classics of the 90s, Nas’ Illmatic. And to go along with that occasion, a documentary on the album and its impact on the hip hop universe has been produced.
It’s called Time is Illmatic, and it features interviews, archive footage, and (naturally) a pretty good soundtrack. That can all be previewed in the film’s official trailer which recently hit the internet in advance of the movie’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City this Wednesday, April 16th.
You can watch the official trailer for Time is Illmatic, featuring Nas and others, for yourself below. And if you’re not lucky enough to be attending the Tribeca Film Festival this week, don’t worry – the documentary is scheduled for limited release across the country following its Tribeca debut.
For more info on Time is Illmatic, take a look at the film’s official website here.
Here’s the trailer: