Twenty years after the release of his iconic debut, Illmatic, the world still belongs to Nas. To celebrate the legacy of his first LP, a new documentary spotlighting Mr. Jones' impact on rap is headed to the big screen.
"I want to thank the Tribeca Film Festival for supporting the film with the incredible platform they've built over the years," Nas said in a statement. "It's an honor to premiere this film in my hometown. I also want to thank One9 and Erik Parker for their persistence and hard work. Those guys and I come from the same place and era, which gives the doc an authenticity that is important to me. We wanted this film to represent the real, from the storyline all the way down to the directors and producers."
Roam the streets of Queensbridge with Nasir in the trailer for his Time Is Illmatic documentary, courtesy of Vulture, above. The film will premiere in New York on April 16, a day after the release of the album's special re-release, Illmatic XX.