To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his iconic debut album Illmatic, we teamed up with Nas to hold a contest giving one lucky aspiring director the chance to produce the official music video for his standout jawn “Represent,” an influential track from the classic album. We’d like to thank everyone that submitted their treatment for the contest and congratulate Brian Katz for being selected as the winner. Yesterday, Complex gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video, featuring Brian Katz and Jason Goldwatch, shot at the YouTube Space in Los Angeles. Today, we’re proud to premiere the long-awaited music video made for “Represent.”
For those not aware, Nas’ pioneering debut album, Illmatic, was released as a special 20th Anniversary Edition, titled Illmatic XX, available now. This exclusive collection features several rare remixes, unreleased demos, and freestyles to commemorate the anniversary.
Watch Nas’ long-awaited music video for “Represent” in the player above, and check out exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot below.