New Video: Nas “Represent”

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Stillmatic.

It’s been 20 years in the making, but Nas has finally released a video for track nine off Illmatic. Unlike the album though, the video isn’t as groundbreaking. Directed by Jason Goldwatch and contest winner Brian Katz, the clip compounds previous Nas videos with the silent film The Thief Of Baghdad . Bad representation all around.

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  • http://pic.twitter.com/lGGo9I7py1 Dat Boar Who killedking robert

    yeah for such a classic track like this he should of went back to the projects

  • http://tinyurl.com/3d3btuy Belize

    yesss

  • The Incredible Creation
  • A King

    What.Thee.Fvck.

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

      Word. This shit was basuda bro

      • wow

        Basura? lol

  • hov

    Sad.Seems the industry sabotages nas’s efforts on purpose to make garbo music to prosper.

  • eastpointvet

    i need him in the middle of queens bridge for this

  • Gob Stone

    So waaaaaaac. This should have been in QB with mad people celebrating the legacy on some Spike Lee PE shit with Nas standing on top of the people rapping like a griot. Nas fire your team and get rid of to cornballs in your circle!!!

    • http://batman-news.com That Square-Head Nigga Batman

      This is the result of a video treatment writing contest held by Complex. The contest winner came up with a subpar script & the budget was little to nothing. They were lucky to get Nas in the video.

  • Scroll 13

    Very Lazy. Here’s an idea though: a Pixar / CGI for memory lane bringing the child Nas as depicted on the album cover running through the bridge and some of those narratives in the song visualised on his path back to his father standing outside his building.

    • Jason Riggsby

      ^^Yo…this is genius. Straight up! I enjoyed your paragraph more than this video.

  • LP1087

    The visual was made already so……who cares how it looks

  • tec1

    In the end, Nas is still the GOAT!

  • Rob Lo

    Horrible, horrible, horrible…….Nas is too great of an artist to have had such a horrible production made for such a CLASSIC song…Nas best videos were the simple ones made in QB like “Nas is Like” video…..this shudda been left alone all together…the concept only connects with the sample not the lyrics…such a retarded treatment of such an amazing song from a legendary artist…angry that Nas even let this video release…shudda just did it over or left it alone all together…20 yrs later this shudda been a celebratory video from a song that was about celebrating QB…shudda been a celebration video about the Illmatic album in general….def didnt represent right on this one and being a fan i am sooo pissed!

  • el jim chapo guzman

    A thief in Bagdad this video ass nas should of left this shit alone.

  • PTK

    No he didn’t. hopefully goldwater can edit the garbage out of this

    • PTK

      Nah this is terrible they need to start from scratch.

  • THE REAL mac DIESEL

    @ B.Dot

    Bad representation all around.

    ^

    NOT AS BAD AS YOUR REPRESENTATION OF QUEENS!!!!

    …………HA!!!! NOW WHERE’S MY FUCKIN’ TICKETS YOU BITCH ASS NIGGA??!!! I WON THAT HOLLOW/JOE BUDDEN BET!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • smillinkilla

    The only thing missing in this video is slowbucks

  • blackholesurfer

    you all woudnt know real hip hop if it bit you on the ass. NAS living legend representing. top 3 MC of all time.

  • b r z a

    Jason Goldwatch is a dope videographer i.e. Jay Electronica “Dimethyltryptamine” but this is

  • Jason Riggsby

    This video is, all jokes and exaggeration aside, TERRIBLE. Super corny, really ruined a timeless song. Who signed off on this?