Nas Releases Short Film “NASIR”
Nas may be focused on making a brand new LP with Swizz Beatz and RZA, but that’s not stopping him from keeping his self-titled 11th studio album alive. On Nov 15th the “Adam & Eve” rapper dropped a short film via Mass Appeal to accompany his Nasir album, which was executively produced by Kanye West.
The 16-minute film amplifies the deep stories and social issues his latest album touches on, including things like racism and police brutality. Both are social constructions Nas would argue affect the world to this day.
With director Rohan Blair-Mangat behind the lens, the short movie brings Nasir to life with seven vignettes featuring a mixture of throwback footage from Nas’ career and brand new scenes for each song off the album.
Nasir begins with a powerful visual for the intro track “Not For Radio” without Diddy and transitions into “Cops Shot The Kid” with a brief cameo from Slick Rick. The film continues to revive other songs like “Everything,” “White Label” and more with touching shots that will hit home for anyone who’s lived a life like Mr. Jones.
The film comes five months after Nas dropping his self-titled album along with as a part of Def Jam’s string of releases over the summer. It also comes after Nasir appeared on Swizz Beatz’ Poison album and ahead of his scheduled appearance on Mike Will Made-It’s upcoming soundtrack for Creed II.
Watch Nas’ new short film for his album Nasir below.