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The gift that keeps on giving.

There are some albums that will never go unspoken and Illmatic is one of them. Earlier this year, on the 20th anniversary of one of hip-hop’s most legendary albums, Nas announced a new documentary and tour celebrating the release. This week, a new trailer for the documentary, to be aired to audiences nationwide on tour, was released. The trailer reveals cameos from both of Nas’s parents, insight from Nas and performance footage. The film also features commentary from other artists detailing the impact of the album. In the trailer, Pharrell states “llmatic is one of those transformative moments in hip-hop”


The film will be played at every stop on Nas’s Time Is Illmatic tour along with a performance of the entire album. The film will also be making its Brooklyn debut, which is also the first screening of the film since it’s debut at The Tribeca Film Festival, during the upcoming Source360 cultural event September 19-21st.

Check out the link for more info on the film’s screening and the upcoming Source360 event’s in partneship with BAM, HERE

Nas: Time Is Illmatic Tour Dates:

October 2 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armony*
October 3 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
October 4 – Washington D.C. @ Lincoln Theatre
October 5 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
October 8 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
October 9 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
October 10 – Hammond, IN @ Horseshoe
October 11 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre*
October 12 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
October 15 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
October 16 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
October 17 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas*
October 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
October 19-20 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
October 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre

-Alexandria Tribble (@Y_iOuwta)