Nas: Time Is Illmatic
movie

Nas: Time Is Illmatic

Director: One9

Year: 2014

Plot: The story behind Nas's groundbreaking debut album 'Illmatic, ' and the early life of one of the most talented rappers of all time. Featuring Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, Q-Tip, and Busta Rhymes.
Original Title: Time Is Illmatic
Director: One9
Writer: Erik Parker
Producer: Charles Roberson , Tuma Basa , Anthony Saleh , One9 , Erik Parker , Martha Diaz , Eric Rigaud , Allan Bey , Ann Bennett
Type: movie
Year: 2014
Genres: Documentary, Biography, History, Music
Cast: Alicia Keys , Leshan Lewis , Pharrell Williams , Henry Louis Gates Jr. , DJ Premier , Large Professor , Roxanne Shanté , Marley Marl , Faith Newman , Wiz , Angela Braconi , Jabari Jones , Anthony Cruz , Knight Jones , Marcyliena Morgan , Destiny Jones , Nas , Cornel West , Swizz Beatz , Busta Rhymes , Olu Dara , M.C. Serch , Fab 5 Freddy , Q-Tip , Pete Rock
Runtimes: 74
Countries: United States
Languages: English
Color Info: Color
Original Air Date: 13 Sep 2014 (Japan)
Rating: 7.0
Votes: 3295
Year: 2014
Akas: Nas: Time Is Illmatic (United States) , Time Is ill Matic (United States) , Nas タイム・イズ・イルマティック (Japan, Japanese title) , NAS: Time Is Illmatic (Sweden)
Production Companies: Tribeca Film Institute
Distributors: B's International , Parco Co. Ltd. , EuroVideo , Madman Entertainment , Showtime Networks , Tribeca Film , Yleisradio (YLE)
Synopsis: Time Is Illmatic is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation. Twenty years after its release, Illmatic has become a hip-hop benchmark that encapsulates the socio-political outlook, enduring spirit, and collective angst of a generation of young black men searching for a voice in America. Time is Illmatic tracks the musical legacy of the Jones family, handed down to Nas from his jazz musician father, Olu Dara. It also examines the social conditions and environmental influences that contributed to Nas worldview. Along the way, Time Is Illmatic shows how Naswith the support of his Queensbridge neighborhood crew; the loyalty of his younger brother Jabari Jungle Jones; and sacrifices of his mother, Ann Jonesovercame insurmountable odds to create one of hip-hops greatest works.
Cinematographer: David Joseph , Frank Larson
Producer: Charles Roberson , Tuma Basa , Anthony Saleh , One9 , Erik Parker , Martha Diaz , Eric Rigaud , Allan Bey , Ann Bennett
Production Manager: Robert Warmflash
Box Office: $23,200, 03 Oct 2014
Certificates: Finland:K-12::(TV) , Germany:12 , New Zealand:M , United Kingdom:15 , United States:TV-14
Composer: Brian Satz
Editor: One9 , David Zieff
Editorial Department: Don Wyllie , John Kane
Sound Crew: Donny Tam , Daniel Powell , Matt Decker , Eric Perez , Ryan Haffey , Daniel Nidel , Emmett Smith , Steve Borne , Francis X. Coakley , Fiona McBain , Peter Waggoner
Music Department: Brian Satz , Scott Vener , Michael Furjanic , Tarrah Reynolds , Matt Decker , Jonathan Powell , Wynne Bennett , Mark Tewarson , Ethan White , Gerry Gershman , Robin Urdang
Miscellaneous Crew: Fernando Ramirez , Patrick Clair , Harry Tuman , Shana Bourne , Emilio Degarden , Caity Arthur , Shakira Ruiz , Maria Luisa Tucker , Bill Source , Jasmyn Castro , Ericka Blount , Luis Moya , Coby Kennedy , Chris Fezzuoglio , Angelina Feliciano , Brianne Myers , Suhailah Yoba , John Breiner , Danny Clinch
Thanks: Mimi Valdes , Cara Mertes , Sacha Jenkins , Dan Braun , Lilly Hartley , Bradford Young , Genna Terranova , Mark Ankner , Tamir Muhammad , Sol Guy , Nick Savva , Samtubia Edwards , Kia Muhammad , Jarvis Jones , Andreas Hale , Sharon La Cruise , Darren Walker , Roberta Uno , Jane Rosenthal , Ryan Harrington , Tammie Rosen , Dorothy Clinch , Vee Bravo , Jose Rodriguez , Alexandra Hanibal , Geoff Gilmore , Al White , David Koh , Ben Braun , Keith Shapiro , Sheila Lynch , Rodney Williams , Barbara Jackson , Kelly Walton , Montana Triplett , Lily Rougeot , Jennifer Yu , Phat Gary , Anna Brennan , Rashid Shabazz , Mike Brinkley , Jermaine Hall , Franc Rosario , 'Lite' Khalil Moses , Betsy Jones , Reed Baker , David Mack , Jae Supreme , Alan Ket , Terenia Thomas , Rohan Rambukpotha , Edward Nahem , Jim McDonnell , Leslie Rosales , Gabe Zardes , David Karp , Matthew Akers , Andre Robinson , Rob Kenner , Tanya Du'Shay , Josh Levine , Carlos Rodriguez , Melanie Winns , Orlando Bagwell , Harry Belafonte , Josh Braun , Liesl Copland , Lisa Cortes , Michael Eric Dyson , Pedro Noguera , Paula Weinstein
Other Companies: Liquid Soul Media , Candescent Films , Def Jam Recordings , Sony Music Entertainment , Tribeca Film Festival
Camera and Electrical Department: Ari Issler , Brian Outland , Paul Callahan , Ben Kutchins , George Tur , Nicola Benizzi , Malik K. Buie , Jonathan Beattie , Thibaut de Longeville , David Joseph , Adam Lukens , K.D. Davison , John David Devirgiliis , Kevin Akers , Nicalena Iovino , Antoine Lyons , Noelle Kandigian , Dori Cohen , Romain Alary , Jackson Glasgow , Cornelia Klapper , Kevin Couliau , Hamza Salmi , Paul Arton , One9 , Eddie Ojeda , Petrushka Bazin Larsen , Akeel L. Ali , Earl Jordan , Bryan Wachtel
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