Nas‘ debut, and now classic, album Illmatic dropped nearly 20 years ago, but it still sounds as fresh as it did when it dropped in the winter of ’94. To think that this album started before the use of the internet, or smartphones, and still is able to impact culture the way it does is fascinating and Nas finally puts today’s technology to good use.
Using the Youtube Studios in LA, Nas finally shoots a video for many people’s favorite joint off the album, “Represent.” Sticking to black and white film and montages from his old videos, Nas sips a glass of Henny while watching it all unfold around him. Though we really don’t know why they used the old film clips, as they seem rather awkward and out of place, when it comes to “Represent,” some visuals are better than none. Click play and take it back to ’94 on ‘em.
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