Nas Is Like: A Conversation With The Duo Behind ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Documentary


Nas’ maiden masterpiece, Illmatic, is deeper than rap. The stories he tells and panoramics he paints are rich, eye-opening depictions of life in the Queensbridge PJs.

Former VIBE editor Erik Parker and first-time film director One9 recognized the magnitude of the generation-defining album and delved into the unexplored contexts on their new documentary, Time Is Illmatic, which debuts tonight at the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan.

VIBE sat down with the two dope documentarians to discuss the making of Time Is Illmatic. Yeah, it’s time, man. Begin.