StarFes 14: Nas to Headline Japan Music Festival
Nas, Erykah Badu, Public Enemy, and more scheduled to perform at StarFes 2014, presented by Vice Japan.
Vice Japan’s StarFes Urban Music Festival returns this year with an explosive lineup, bringing together some of hip hop’s biggest names and music heavyweights for an unbelievable one-day experience. Back again for it’s third year, the festival which is usually scheduled in March, has been moved to September 20th. Also changing this year is the venue, from Kawasaki to Chiba’s Makuhari in effort to offer fans a greater festival experience. This year’s festival promises just that; a greater experience with an impressive lineup featuring hip hop legend Nas, as the headliner. Nas, who is celebrating 20 years of Illmatic, will be performing his debut album, in full, for a special anniversary tribute. Other artists scheduled to perform at the festival include hip hop legends Public Enemy, singer Erykah Badu, Osaka-based rock band Boredoms, Daddy G, DJ Nature, Lindstrom, Mark Farina, DJ Krush and more.
Tickets for this event are on sale now.
ATL: Nas Performs at ONE Music Festival and Celebrates 41st Birthday
After hitting the stage at the ONE Musicfest Saturday night, Nas celebrated his 41st birthday at Compound nightclub in Atlanta, GA.
Over the weekend Nas took the city of Atlanta by storm, performing at Atlanta’s ONE Musicfest Saturday night before bringing in his 41st birthday at the city’s Compound Nightclub. The emcee closed out the festival Saturday night with a stellar performance of some of his biggest hits. Dressed in the latest fashions from his streetwear label, HSTRY, Nas, still celebrating the 20th anniversary of 1994’s Illmatic, began his set with intense energy performing classic cuts from his debut album including “NY State of Mind,” “Represent,” “Life’s a Bitch” and “The World is Yours.”…
My dad is one of my biggest influences and even did his own thing on #Illmatic. He always thought I was gonna be a trumpet player but I ended up rhyming instead. #TimeisIllmatic http://tribecafilm.com/nas
Special Nas: Time Is Illmatic One-Night-Only National Screenings on October 2
Sneak peek engagements to precede on demand release starting October 3.
The documentary on legendary MC Nas’ making of the 1994 landmark debut album ‘Illmatic’, Nas: Time Is Illmatic, will hit movie theaters across America on October 2, 2014 for a one-night-only special showing of the film. Audiences nationwide will have the rare opportunity to experience the story behind one of hip-hop’s most influential albums of all-time on the big screen.
Nas: Time Is Illmatic will become available on demand, iTunes, and other VOD providers starting Friday, October 3 and the film will first release theatrically in New York and Los Angeles starting on October 1 distributed by Tribeca Film. 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 19. 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.
The documentary is directed by multimedia artist, One9, written by Erik Parker, and produced by One9, Parker, and Anthony Saleh. The film was supported by The Ford Foundation’s JustFilms, Tribeca Film Institute’s Tribeca All Access program, and Hennessy V.S. to help bring Nas’ inspiring story of tireless pursuit of excellence to audiences nationwide. Tickets are now on sale for all special screenings at the theaters websites or via the Buy Ticket links.
OPENS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1
New York, NY (AMC Empire 25)
Los Angeles, CA (AMC Burbank Town Center 8)
ONE NIGHT ONLY! THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2
Austin, TX (Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar)
Dallas, TX (Angelika Film Center)
Fairfax, VA (Angelika Film Center Mosaic)
Fort Worth, TX (AMC Grapevine 30)
Jacksonville, FL (AMC Orange Park 24)
Milwaukee, WI (AMC Mayfair Mall 18)
Minneapolis, MN (Minneapolis Underground Film Festival)
Nashville, TN (Belcourt Theatre)
Oakland, CA (The New Parkway Theater)
Orlando, CA (AMC Altamonte Mall 18)
Phoenix, AZ (AMC Arrowhead 14)
Plano, TX (Angelika Film Center)
Portland, OR (Cinema 21)
Sacramento, CA (Tower Theatre)
San Antonio, TX (AMC Rivercenter 11)
San Francisco, CA (Roxie Theatre)
St. Louis, MO (AMC West Olive 16)
Toronto, ON (TIFF Bell Lightbox - on sale 10/26)
Washington, DC (Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market)
Winston-Salem, NC (a/perture cinema)