Trailer: Nas Time is Illmatic

Nas‘ classic debut album Illmatic is still being celebrated 20 years later, as we get a glimpse of an upcoming film about the rap icon’s creative process. The film illustrates his upbringing and early influences, including his jazz musician father and the emerging New York rap scene of which he championed in the mid 90′s. Featuring interviews from Illmatic producers Q-Tip, Pete Rock, DJ Premier and cameos from frequent collaborators Pharrell Williams and Alicia Keys. In select theaters on October 1.

EXCLUSIVE: Jermaine Dupri Introduces His New Artist Royce Rizzy

Royce-Rizzy

AllHipHop got to sit down with CEO of So So Def Records & “Mayor of ATL” Jermaine Dupri and new artist Royce Rizzy who just signed with him this year.

We caught up with them while they were on a promo run in NYC to push Rizzy’s single “Gah Damn” Remix Ft. K-Camp, Jermaine Dupri, Twista & Lil’Scrappy. The single will be on his forth coming project Determination coming out in September. JD explains about Rizzy and his latest hit:

The song basically speaks to me because thats how I talk … he’s not from Atlanta ..but if you are you know thats how most people speak” says  about “Gah Damn”

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