Nas releases powerful ‘Cops Shot The Kid’ video featuring Slick Rick

Grant Brydon

2 years ago

By Grant Brydon

If you took the time out to watch Mass Appeal‘s short film based on Nas‘ latest LP, NASIR, then this won’t be new to you. But for those who didn’t want to spare fifteen minutes, the Queensbridge legend has released ‘Cops Shot The Kid’ as a standalone video.

The track comes from his Kanye West-produced album NASIR and is centred around police brutality, which comes through in its powerful accompanying video.

While Kanye doesn’t appear to deliver his verse, viewers do get a cameo from Slick Rick who’s 1988 classic ‘Children’s Story’ is sampled throughout.

Press play on the video above, and revisit the short film in full here.

Stream NasNASIR in full here.