May 30, 2008 08:57:44 GMT
Just before releasing it to public, the rapper held a private session to premiere the music video for his first single from his upcoming record.
Nas has just given a special treat for media people and journalists on Thursday, May 29 as he showed them a first look of his new music video for "Be A Nigger Too". The screening was held at the Tribecca Grand Hotel in New York City. Beside being attended by journalists, the event also saw the arrival of famous rappers such as Consequence and Fabolous.
Before the premiere started, the attendants were being entertained by a DJ who played some classic track from Nas. The highly anticipated clip itself was being introduced by director of the video himself, Rick Cordero.
The clip, which supposedly will get an official premiere to public sometimes in June, said by Rick to be inspired by Spike Lee's movie titled "25th Hour". On the video beside featuring Nas, it is also being highlighted by appearances from John Cho. The video also shows lots of footages related to racism act.
At the end of the clip Nas was heard saying, "Fuck you Nas, you threw it all away," which was meant to imitate the words voiced by people who has been criticizing him lately. After the screening ends, just like Rap-Up.com reported, the controversial rapper held a Q&A session which mostly discussed about Al Sharpton and Bill Cosby.
Meanwhile, "Be A Nigger Too" itself is being set as the first single for his new untitled album, which will hit the stores on July 1. The song, which was co-writen by Nas and Salaam Gibbs, has been spawned on April 20.
Nas giving intro speech before the screening: