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Jason Goldwatch directs this throwback piece that revisits 'Nasty' Nas' start in the Queensbridge projects where he rose to fame as an MC. Nasir acts as a freestyling host who navigates viewers through his day-to-day life growing up in New York City.
The video begins with Nas in the studio spliced with scenes of him visiting his own hood and cruising around town in a Rolls-Royce, since he's skinny but "still too big for a Bentley."
"You know 'Nasty' is what I would like the game to be right now in a lot of ways; back to the realness," Nasir told MTV News.
"I never see the whips n----s be claimin' they drivin'/ I guess entertainment means blatantly lyin'/ Fake it 'til you make it, I've driven those toys/ Been in the wars, in the streets, cops kickin' in doors/ For my deen n----s, your flow cheap as limousine liquor," he spits while touring through his friends' house and back to the studio where the music video comes to a close.