A$AP Rocky, Hidji of AWGE and Spike Jordan directed the visual, with Jordan also executive producing alongside Michael Prieto and Kajal.
The video opens with the quote “every choice you make, makes you.” Shot in New York, the video skips between close-ups of a vinyl being spun on a turntable and footage of the rappers going about their daily lives in the city. The visual moves Nas rolling dice with his friends and being confronted by a stranger, cutting to him waking up in a hospital bed.
“No comparison we more solid than they are,” Nas raps on the hook. “Me and Hit-Boy they say we like the new Gang Starr.”
Nas’ MAGIC landed as his third collaboration with Hit-Boy, following 2020’s King’s Disease and August’s King’s Disease 2. On the song “Ugly” off of the new LP, the rapper confirmed the trilogy will continue, rapping “KD3 is on the way, this just to feed the buzz.”
Watch the music video for Nas’ “Wave gods” with A$AP Rocky and DJ Premier above.
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