Last week, Nas made an appearance on the Charlie Rose Show to speak on a variety of topics, including the 20th anniversary of Illmatic, its significance to hip hop culture, as well as the documentary about the legendary album, releasing in October. Nas went into detail about the process behind the critically acclaimed film:
“This was a couple years in the making by two cool guys,” he said. “One9 and Eric Parker, they put this together and I had, I wanted nothing to do with it. Something about them, they kept at it and they was really so determined to get it done that, I thought it had gone away and just last year we had sat down and they showed me how much they’d done and I just had to take my hat off and finally sit down and do an interview and let them in and I’m glad I did.”
Watch the 15-minute clip in the player above.