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 thought for venture 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 regulation enforcement. At one level, the child is thrown onto the hood 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 continues to be used to energy the socially acutely aware observe. Nasir was crafted as half Yeezy's Wyoming periods and rolled out within the midst his five-week G.O.O.D. Music summer season domination plans. The seven-track album went on to be one essentially the most polarizing releases 2018 between critics and Nas' devoted fanbase.
Give the "Cops Shot The Kid" video a glance beneath.