“I wanted to do ‘Illmatic’ to leave my voice as proof that I was here.”
As a reminder that the documentary is coming to theaters, here’s another new trailer for Time Is Illmatic. The bulk of the movie will cover the creative process behind as discussed by the players involved including producers Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S., and DJ Premier. In the new trailer, Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys and Busta Rhymes all show up here along with Nas to talk about the impact and importance of the album, which according to Nas, started out with a singular, ambitious focus: “I was trying to make the perfect album.”
Nas: Time Is Illmatic will be released Oct. 1 via Tribeca Films.