Nas and Hit-Boy Drop ‘EPMD’ Video
Written by on April 1, 2021
Nas is back in business.
Fresh off his first Grammy win, the rap icon celebrates Black excellence in the video for the Hit-Boy-assisted “EPMD” from the Judas and the Black Messiah soundtrack. God’s Son takes over a mansion in Beverly Hills—where JAY-Z once hosted his Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch—and lives like a king, sipping Hennessy as bikini-clad women strut around the manicured grounds of the sprawling property.
He and Hit-Boy don matching coral suits and perform on top of an old school red stretch Mercedes while rams peruse the grassy lawn. The duo also shows off their collection of vintage whips and dine on a Michelin star feast served by butlers.
“Reclaim our cultural ownership. Don’t compromise. Don’t cross over,” reads a powerful message at the beginning of the Child-directed video. “Respect to the kings. Love to the queens.”
“EPMD” can be found on Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album, which also features appearances from JAY-Z, Nipsey Hussle, A$AP Rocky, H.E.R., Lil Durk, Polo G, and more.