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'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' trailer: The creation of a hip-hop classic
'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' trailer: The creation of a hip-hop classic

Twenty years ago, the upstart MC and Queens native Nas burst onto the hip-hop scene with his groundbreaking debut album, "Illmatic." With its deft lyricism, rugged beats and unblinking view of life in the Queensbridge projects, the album was hailed as an instant classic and set the tone for East Coast rap for years to come. Two decades later, the legacy of "Illmatic" endures — and is set to be burnished by the forthcoming documentary "Time Is Illmatic," which has released a new trailer (watch it above). Set for release Oct. 1 from Tribeca Film, "Time Is Illmatic" traces Nas' hardscrabble inner-city upbringing, his musical influences...

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