Watch Nas’ “Obey Your Thirst” Documentary

blame it on Illy July 1, 2015

After Drake’s “Obey Your Thirst” spot, Queensbridge’s own Nas shows us what hip-hop means to him in his very own “Obey Your Thirst” spot:

“Growing up in Queensbridge, hip-hop was the most amazing thing I’d ever heard,” says Nas in the above Obey Your Thirst documentary, made by The FADER and Sprite. “There was nothing more important to me than having a voice. I wanted to make a big impact on this art form. I wanted to open up a doorway for another generation.” Considering that these are words coming from one of the most revered rappers of all time, behind one of the most beloved albums of all time in 1994’s Illmatic, it’s safe to say that Nas has succeeded to making his dreams a reality.

But how did he make it all happen? In the video, Nas gives up-and-comers some advice, insisting on following your vision regardless of what other people say: “Why do something that’s not you? Trust in yourself and always push the envelope.”