Back in June, Nas released his 11th album NASIR, which was produced entirely by Kanye West. There were no visuals accompanying the release, until now.
The good folks at Mass Appeal (of which Nas is a creative partner) and Def Jam dropped a new short film featuring the hip-hop icon performing all of the seven tracks from the album.
Directed by Rohan Blair-Mangat, the 16-minute-long film also features a cameo from Slick Rick who Nas sampled on his anti-police brutality track “Cops Shot the Kid.”
There are a lot of great moments in the film including the “White Label” segment with Nas donning old-school Gucci gear and spitting his bars in front of a vintage Mercedes Benz. The “Adam and Eve” segment gets a spiritual theme with Nas rapping in a church. The Queensbridge neighborhood (Nas’s native hometown) is also the star of this enthralling film as well.
Watch Nas' "NASIR - The Film"
**BONUS**: VLADTV recently talked with veteran rapper MC Serch who helped Nas secure his deal with Columbia Records. In the clip, he maintains that he never owned Nas' publishing because he never wanted to be looked at as the Jew who profited off a black artist’s success ( **I'm paraphrasing here** ).
MC Serch’s interview with VLADTV is after the flip (click the link).
MC Serch on Signing Nas, Getting 'Illmatic' Deal, Not Owning Nas' Publishing