Video: Nas – ‘Represent’


Twenty years after its release, Nas’ Illmatic classic “Represent” gets an official video.

The Queens veteran and Mass Appeal held a contest inviting fans to create the visuals. The winner, Brian Katz, was chosen to direct alongside Mass Appeal’s own Jason Goldwatch.

The black-and-white clip was inspired by the soundtrack to the 1924 silent film, The Thief of Bagdad, which DJ Premier sampled on the song.

“As someone who has had Illmatic in heavy rotation for the past 20 years, the opportunity to represent as a true fan in sharing my vision with Nas and have Jason Goldwatch help bring that vision to reality is proof positive that indeed ‘The World Is Yours,’” said Katz.

Illmatic XX, a special 20th anniversary edition of Nas’ seminal debut, is available now featuring rare remixes, unreleased demos, and freestyles.

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  1. Spaska Angelova



    Oh Reply:

    @Spaska Angelova, you dont see the Barbz commenting on here tho cuz they dont listen to real lyrical shit .

    Nas is the best lyricist of our time


    Obama Reply:

    @Oh, he is and I listen to him daily, but I also bump nicki minaj, you make it seem like nigga’s can’t listen to both. Idiot hating ass nigga


    Obama Reply:

    @Oh, and FYI Nas gave nicki the thumbs ups years ago and featured on her song champion. How you Stan for someone who fucks with who you hate ? Lmaoo


  2. C94B

    The concept is not that bad, but it’s irrelevant. This is a true classic song in hip-hop and a piece
    of the most important body of work in the history of the genre. Nas is GOAT.


  3. Mao_the_cat

    My favorite NAS song ever! Beautiful sample, great lyrics… CLASSIC 4ever!

    00:25 – 00:35 best part in the video!


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