The week ahead: ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’, ‘Chef’ and more

EXAMINER – SEPTEMBER 29: “The week ahead: ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’, ‘Chef’ and more” by Carla Hay

Oct. 3, 2014: “Time Is Illmatic” (Two days after theatrical release)

Twenty years after the release of Nas’ groundbreaking debut album, “Illmatic,” the documentary “Nas: Time Is Illmatic” takes us into the heart of his creative process. Returning to his childhood home in Queensbridge, Nas shares stories of his upbringing, his influences — from the music of his jazz musician father, Olu Dara, to the burgeoning hip-hop scene in New York City — and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age 19. Featuring interviews with his “Illmatic” producers (Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S., and DJ Premier) and musical peers (including Pharrell Williams and Alicia Keys), “Nas: Time Is Illmatic” is a thrilling account of Nas’ evolution from a young street poet to a visionary MC.

For more info: “Time Is Illmatic” website