Unofficial video for the intro off Nas’ Untitled. Produced by Jay Electronica. Directed by Racmaninoff Productions.
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All I can say is WOW. That is such a powerful video. They don’t sugarcoat anything, it’s just raw, and when you see what the people of those times went through, you can’t help but feel blessed. I mean , shit man, look at all of the racial tension that present in those times. What kind of existence did the people of those times really have? And to think, the stuff in that video is only about 50 to 60 years old. Shit man
steph said this on
December 26th, 2008 at 8:25 pm
Real music & real imagery.
If this is what we got when hip-hop died, I’m happy they killed it.
caniba said this on
December 26th, 2008 at 8:37 pm
Steph you got it right on the money, i don’t think i can say it better so i wont
some of the photage from the world trade center i havent seen since it happened, that shit is still really rough to see but the video speaks the truth completely
High On Trees, Yes Indeed said this on
December 26th, 2008 at 11:48 pm
The video is powerful and all but it’s nearly unwatchable. Videos are supposed to pull you in and it’s almost a labor to watch this. There is no fluency or central theme. The speech that precedes the music has little to do with the lyrics as do many of the shots in the video. And then they rant of Ali, while classic, also seems disjointed and irrelevant. Drawing the intro piano notes on and on also get irritating. Not trying to be a hater. Just speaking my mind. (Song, however, is one of the dopest on the album).
Adder said this on
December 27th, 2008 at 5:33 am
I also think the video is powerful in the way it portrays the times of the old. But although it’s true that it doesn’t portray the lyrics it accompanies (is that even a word? lol oh well), it does a great job of showcasing the history of what happened in the past. Also, there are a lot of videos out there that don’t even make sense or go with the lyrics…e.g., Kanye West – Love Lock Down
Johnny G from LiveaGL.com said this on
December 27th, 2008 at 5:29 pm
co-sign w/ Adder. Nearly unwatchable and no central theme… it’s great and important to show history and all, but with no context of what was going on in those clips, we’re doomed to repeat it.
it feels like the creators of this video are nothing more than opportunists attempting to somehow conjure up an anger that’s not really rooted in anything and isn’t directed at all.
Robert said this on
December 27th, 2008 at 5:35 pm
james baldwin is nothing short of the truth.
bushytop said this on
December 27th, 2008 at 6:52 pm
this vid had nothing to do with the song
dfadsf said this on
December 27th, 2008 at 7:20 pm
this video was reral as hell just for the beginning and end…it def had everything to do wit the song…other than some of the clips being overused already, it was a tite fan video…
El Prez said this on
December 27th, 2008 at 8:06 pm
This video is definitely more ambitious than it is successful, but it’s still one of the most visually arresting videos I’ve seen in a minute. This song is–in my opinion–one of Nas’s best ever, lyrically and with an amazing, understated beat from Jay Electronica. The video doesn’t quite measure up, but it’s still very interesting and well done.
Marty said this on
December 27th, 2008 at 9:29 pm
Damn….Nas call this dude…..Rik this dude is up there. Wow…classic.
MegaLarge said this on
December 28th, 2008 at 8:11 am
dope vid i put it up on my page, shit had a strong intro by Baldwin, and outro by Ali…and jay electronica killed that beat
J. Caesar said this on
December 28th, 2008 at 9:31 am
vimeo took down the vid. so i updated with a youtube.
Shake said this on
December 29th, 2008 at 8:57 am