“Sometimes all you got is hip hop,” Nas told the audience at the Lincoln Theatre in D.C. last Saturday.
He was there MC’ing a special Tribeca Films and Hennessy V.S screening of Nas: Time Is Illmatic, his documentary ode to the culture that he’s helped to architect as one of the most acclaimed to ever do it.
It opened at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year and features not only the drama that was Queensbridge in the ’90s but also appearances from the producers who laid the soundtrack — Large Professor, Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Q-Tip and L.E.S. — and special guest appearances from some of the listeners who carry on the tradition, Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu, Pharrell Wiliams, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Dr. Cornel West.
The doc is currently available On Demand and for download. Also, for this month only, Nas is personally taking the show on the road. A definite must-see live experience.
Read on for 10 reasons why.
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