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. The film 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 Nas overcame insurmountable odds to create one of hip-hop’s greatest works.
The Film is presented in collaboration with CPH:DOX.