To commemorate the 20th anniversary of his debut album, Illmatic, Nas has announced plans to release a feature length documentary film titled Time Is Illmatic, which will examine how the album came together and the social conditions surrounding the recording process.
Directed by first-time filmmakers One9 and Erik Parker, the film is scheduled to premiere during New York City’s annual Tribeca Film Festival, organizers have announced. The festival begins April 16. Immediately following the screening, the rapper is scheduled to stage a special performance of the entire album.
In conjunction with the documentary, Nas will release a special edition of his classic set, titled Illmatic XX, which will include a collection of unreleased material. The set will be available on April 15 via Sony Legacy.
CD and vinyl copies of Illmatic XX are available for pre-order via Amazon.com now.
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