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Nas: Time is Illmatic

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The story behind Nas's groundbreaking debut album 'Illmatic,' and a look at the early life of one of the most talented rappers of all time. Featuring Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, Q-Tip, and Busta Rhymes.

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Nas: Time is Illmatic

DocumentaryTV-141 Hour 15 Mins

From his youth in the East Coast housing projects, to the influence of his parents and family, comes the story behind Nas's groundbreaking 1994 debut album 'Illmatic.’ A look at the early li

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Credits

Cast

Nas, Busta Rhymes, Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams

Producers

One 9, Erik Parker, Anthony Saleh

Cinematographer

Frank Larson

Editor

David Zieff