Nas recently released the 20th anniversary reissue of Illmatic, his debut album and arguably one of the best New York rap albums to come out of the 1990′s. While each song has been since hailed a classic, not every cut got a music video back then, prompting Nas and his label to issue a fan contest “to collaborate and produce the official music video” for “Represent.” The result is a raw, black-and-white depiction of Nas smoking a cigar and watching a movie, The Thief of Baghdad, from which DJ Premiere sampled for the track’s beat. Pretty fitting. It also incorporates some vintage footage of Nasir into the clip as well. Check it out above.
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