Nas: Time Is Illmatic

Nas: Time Is Illmatic
Time Is Illmatic Poster 2014.jpg
Directed by One9
Produced by One9
Erik Parker
Anthony Saleh
Written by Erik Parker
Starring Nas
Alicia Keys
Swizz Beatz
Q-Tip
Pharrell Williams
Jabari Jones
Music by B. Satz
Edited by David Zieff
One9
John Kanellids
Production
companies
Illa Films
Distributed by Tribeca Film
Release date
  • October 1, 2014 (2014-10-01) (worldwide)
Running time
74 minutes
Country United States
Box office $164,540[1]

Nas: Time Is Illmatic is a 2014 documentary film directed by One9 and produced by One9, Erik Parker and Anthony Saleh.[2] The film recounts the circumstances leading up to Nas' 1994 debut album Illmatic.[3] Released on the 20th anniversary of Illmatic,[4] the film includes interviews with Nas, his brother and father, and figures from the East Coast hip hop scene.[5] Nas: Time Is Illmatic premiered during the opening night of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, on April 16, 2014.[6] The project received a grant from Tribeca All Access and additional funding from the Ford Foundation.[7]

ReceptionEdit

Nas: Time Is Illmatic received positive reviews from most critics. As of October 13, 2014, the film's Metacritic score is 72/100,[8] and its Rotten Tomatoes score is 100%, with an average rating of 7.3/10.[9] Rotten Tomatoes' critics consensus reads: "Comprehensive yet brisk, Nas: Time Is Illmatic offers an absorbing look at a hip-hop classic and the life of the artist who made it."[9] The documentary was a recipient of a Candescent Award.[10] Nas: Time Is Illmatic was considered by Variety magazine to be a likely contender to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, but did not receive a nomination.[11]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NAS: Time is Illmatic (2014) - Box Office Mojo". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Nas: Time Is Illmatic | Tribeca Film". Tribeca Film. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Tsai, Martin (1 October 2014). "Review: 'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' is a reminder of rap's potential". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Graham, Adam (10 October 2014). "Review: "Nas: Time Is Illmatic"". The Detroit News. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Rapold, Nicolas (30 September 2014). "In 'Nas: Time Is Illmatic,' a Rapper Revisits His Roots". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Foundas, Scott (17 April 2014). "'Time Is Illmatic' Review: A Heartfelt Look Back at Nas' Debut Album". Variety. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  7. ^ Brooks, Brian (3 October 2014). "Men Women and Children, Nas: Time Is Illmatic, Specialty B.O. Preview". Deadline. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Nas: Time Is Illmatic Reviews - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Nas: Time Is Illmatic - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  10. ^ McClintock, Pamela (2 April 2014). "Tribeca: Nas Documentary 'Time is Illmatic' to Receive Inaugural Candescent Award". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  11. ^ Variety Staff. "Contenders: Documentary Feature". Variety. 

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