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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

United StatesDocumentaryTV-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, Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams, Busta Rhymes

Director

One 9

Writer

Erik Parker

Producers

Anthony Saleh, One 9, Erik Parker

Cinematographer

Frank Larson

Editor

David Zieff