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Off his 11th studio album Nasir, Nas debuts the thoughtful video for the standout track “Cops Shot the Kid.”
In the opening scene, Nas is seen walking on the beach while gunshots ring out. The rap icon raises his hands in the air as he stands in front of his Lamborghini. One young man is arrested and violently thrown on the hood of a cop car, while another is chased by the police before being fatally shot.
The song’s producer, Kanye West, who took the second verse of the song didn’t make a cameo, but Slick Rick did. Nas sampled the hip-hop legend’s “Children’s Story” for the Nasir cut.