Saturday, June 27, 2015

Nas: Time is Illmatic

Nas returns to the Queensbridge projects of his youth and takes the viewer through the circumstances leading up to the release of his groundbreaking hip-hop album Illmatic twenty years priorNas: Time is Illmatic is a well-made documentary with some good background and interesting participants but has absolutely nowhere to go, degenerating mostly into poor concert footage and concluding with its subject, for some reason, receiving a Harvard fellowship.
** 1/2 out of ****