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Nas: Time Is Illmatic (USA)


Sunday, 7 December – 8:30pm

Luna Outdoor

Twenty years after the release of Nas‘ 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’ evolution from a young street poet to a visionary MC.

With guests: Mrs. Braconi, Fab 5 Freddy, Alicia Keys, Nas, Faith Newman, Q-Tips, Busta Rhymes, Pete Rock, Roxanne Shante, Swizz Beatz and Wiz.

Running time: 74 minutes

Directed by One 9. Produced by Erik Parker.

Adult – $17.50
Concession/RTRFM & Luna Subscribers – $14.50
Film begins at 8:30pm
Please note that this event does not allow free entry to RTRFM Gold/Platinum subscribers.