Fun Fun Fun Fest is back for its ninth year with a diverse lineup that boasts everyone from Judas Priest and Nas to Death Cab for Cutie and Girl Talk. The festival was announced today (May 20) for Nov. 7-9 at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas.
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Following its debut at opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival in April, Variety reports that Tribeca Films will release the documentary Time Is Illmatic, about the release and subesquent influence of Nas’s landmark 1994 album.
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A documentary film centered around the creation of Nas’ classic 1994 album Illmatic, it combines archival footage and photos from Nas’ career with interviews with his family; his brother Jabari (aka “Jungle”), and his father, the trumpet player Olu Dara.
The crowd saw more than they bargained for when two of hip-hop’s biggest names surprised the festival by guest appearing at random sets.
To kick off a two-week hip-hop festival, the National Symphony Orchestra will team up with Nas for two special performances to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Illmatic.
Directed by One9 and Erik Parker (a former Radio.com staffer), the doc will delve into the making of the now classic album, the social conditions that created it and the role Nas’ famous dad played in his music.
The news arrives as Nas is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his classic 1994 debut, ‘Illmatic,’ with a string of performances of the album in its entirety.
Back in 1994, Nas released his debut, ‘Illmatic.’ Now twenty years later, the rapper is celebrating its anniversary by offering up an expanded edition filled with demos, remixes and live cuts.