Nas gave a sneak peek to his new video, "Nasty", which brings him back to his neighborhood in Queens. A behind-the-scene video reveals how director Jason Goldwatch takes it to the street, in the back of a Rolls Royce as well as inside an apartment building where Nas, real name Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, grew up.
The video was shot over the weekend about two weeks ago, exploring "different side of Queens which are popular", Nas said in the BTS video. Fellow Brooklyn rapper AZ showed up on the set in support, so did actress Antonique Smith. Nas' childhood friend Snacks said, "A lot of people can't come back here, but that's one that can."
Some funny things did happen during the shoot, as told by Goldwatch. "This time, as soon as I yelled 'action,' a room way towards the rear of the Apt. opened up. This door had been locked all night, and with out warning, in the middle of our take an ancient gorgeous Grandma comes out in her panties and a thin shirt, and she does not give a f*ck. Nas with such poise and with out skipping a beat, kissed her on the Cheek and tried to keep it together. Great times. Pow! NASTY ass video coming soon," the director wrote in his blog.
"Nasty" is one of the singles taken from the rapper's forthcoming album "Life Is Good" which will be released later in the year.