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[Video] Nas – “Represent”

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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the seminal Illmatic, Nas held a fan contest to select a director for “Represent.” The winner was Brian Katz, who spliced the video with image of Nas’s Hip-Hop journey and scenes from the silent film The Thief of Baghdad (the source of DJ Premier’s sample). The video was created at the Youtube Space in Los Angeles. Why stop at “Represent?” Who wouldn’t love for “NY State of Mind” or “Life’s a Bitch” to get the proper video treatment… 

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