Watch: 20 Years Later, Nas Drops Video For ‘Illmatic’s ‘Represent’

Features

/ July 15, 2014

Nas continues to celebrate a double decade of Illmatic with a spanking-new video for track nine, “Represent.”

The video, shot at the YouTube Space Los Angeles, finds Nas plopped down on a couch, puffing from a cigar and watching black-and-white footage of his own old videos (“Nas Is Like,” “One Mic”) and the 1924 silent flick The Thief of Bagdad, the soundtrack from which DJ Premier sampled for the classic record.

Brian Katz won a Mass Appeal- and Nas-sponsored contest to earn the directorial nod, along with Mass Appeal’s Jason Goldwatch.

It’s more conceptual than the rugged, stark clips for “It Ain’t Hard to Tell” and “The World Is Yours,” but is the 2014 clip for “Represent” classic? Take a look above and let us know!