Nas introduced his 11th studio album to life with a brief movie for Nasir again in November, and returned on Monday (Jan. 7) to flesh out his cinematic visible concept for mission standout minimize "Cops Shot The Kid."
The chilling clip expands on the footage captured from the unique compilation, however makes certain to implement a cameo from New York legend Slick Rick, whose "Children's Story" is sampled all through.
The Rohan Blair-Mangat-directed video begins with the Queensbridge native reflecting on the seaside, whereas the calming scene pivots to a extra frenetic place, that includes a younger black boy being brutalized by the hands of legislation enforcement. At one level, the child is thrown onto the hood of a police cruiser with a pistol being brandished in his route.
Kanye West is nowhere to be discovered within the video, although his visitor verse remains to be used to energy the socially aware observe. Nasir was crafted as a part of Yeezy's Wyoming classes and rolled out within the midst of his five-week G.O.O.D. Music summer season domination plans. The seven-track album went on to be one of the polarizing releases of 2018 between critics and Nas' devoted fanbase.
Give the "Cops Shot The Kid" video a glance under.