Nas highlights an album favorite.
Nasir Jones has been a force in the game for a minute, continuously proving his worth as one of the most valued lyricists. Though his summer drop of Nasir failed to move the masses like his previous work, it remained an enjoyable listen from start to finish, if a little rushed. Still, the second track "Cops Shot The Kid" served as an immediate highlight, largely in part to the infectious production from Kanye West; right when the Slick Rick sample is on the verge of growing tiresome, a haunting, descending string section adds a morose layer to the mix.
Now, Nas has come through with some new visuals for the single. The dramatic focus follows an all-too-familiar situation, in which a young black man is targeted by racial profiling and police brutality. The frustrating scenario is juxtaposed with introspective shots of Nas walking a beach at sunset, conceptually simple yet effective. Unfortunately, Ye fails to make an appearance, though likely for a good reason. Luckily, Slick Rick came through for that much-appreciated cameo. Peep the single now, and sound off. Are you still bumping Nasir?