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Nas – Queens Get The Money (Unofficial Video)

blame it on Shake December 26, 2008

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLU0yO51HUI]

Unofficial video for the intro off Nas’ Untitled. Produced by Jay Electronica. Directed by Racmaninoff Productions.

  • steph

    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

  • Real music & real imagery.

    If this is what we got when hip-hop died, I’m happy they killed it.

  • 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

  • Adder

    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).
    Holler

  • 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

  • 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.

  • bushytop

    james baldwin is nothing short of the truth.

  • dfadsf

    this vid had nothing to do with the song

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • MegaLarge

    Damn….Nas call this dude…..Rik this dude is up there. Wow…classic.

  • J. Caesar

    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

  • vimeo took down the vid. so i updated with a youtube.