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Hip hop doc ‘Time is Illmatic’ opens Tribeca Film Festival April 16, 2014

Hip hop set the tone and pace for the opening of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan Wednesday evening when “Time is Illmatic” had its world premiere at the Beacon Theatre. The music documentary celebrates the 20th anniversary of “Illmatic,” the revolutionary debut album by rapper Nas. Larry Busacca/Getty Images

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widely recognized as a hip-hop benchmark with Nas’s lyrics capturing the attitude, energy and spirit of a generation. The film follows the trajectory of Nas’s 1994 career starter while tracing his development as a young street poet growing up in Queens

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under the influence of his father, jazz musician Olu Dara. “Like the Festival itself, “Time is Illmatic” and the groundbreaking body of work it recognizes has roots grounded in New York City, but represents and reaches communities far beyond,” said Jane youtube.com

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Rosenthal, CEO and Co-founder of Tribeca Film Festival. “The film spotlights a musical journey with community and family at its core and we look forward to celebrating this pivotal moment in hip hop history as we open our 13th edition.” Attending the premiere were Festival cofounders Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, Nas, screenwriter Erik Parker, and

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director One9. The Festival continues until April 27. Visit Tribeca for film guide, screening schedule

and ticket availability. See you at the movies.

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