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I had the opportunity to talk to director/ producer ONE 9. He is Director/Producer of the hit new documentary TIME IS ILLMATIC (http://timeisillmatic.com/) a documentary about legendary Hip-Hop Artist NAS.
Twenty years after the release of Nas’s groundbreaking debut album ‘Illmatic,’ NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC takes us into the heart of his creative process. Returning to his childhood home in Queensbridge, Nas shares stories of his upbringing, his influences — from the music of his jazz musician father Olu Dara to the burgeoning hip-hop scene in New York City — and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age 20. Featuring interviews with his ‘Illmatic’ producers (Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S., and DJ Premier) and musical peers (including Pharrell Williams and Alicia Keys), NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC is a thrilling account of NAS evolution from a young street poet to a visionary MC.
One9 is a an award winning multimedia artist, director, producer and editor. His clients have included Google, PBS, Viacom, Sony Music, Smithsonian Institution and several non-profit organizations. As an artist One9 was selected by the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York to create an original series of artwork presented to their selected music talent in 2013-2014. Nas: Time is Illmatic is One9’s feature length directorial debut. One9 was born in Washington DC and lives in Brooklyn, New York. So sit back and enjoy my interview with ONE 9 one of the hottest media producer talents that is here to stay.
Roger– Who are some of the role models you look up to in the media business?
ONE 9-I look at those who are making a difference in lives other than their own using technology the arts, music or culture to inspire and uplift the community.