The fast-paced video gives viewers a careening journey through the world of the track, with Rocky (in a Circle Jerks t-shirt) first seen waking up and grabbing a joint. From there, Rocky is seen having a suitcase taken from him in a crowd, with Nas later joining up by the Testing artist’s side for a memorable overhead shot.
The nine-track Magic experience was preceded just months earlier by King’s Disease II, which—like its predecessor (and eventual winner) King’s Disease—received a Best Rap Album nomination at the Grammys.
More recently, Nas joined Snoop Dogg for the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show performer’s BODR (Bacc on Death Row) track “Conflicted,” also produced by Hit-Boy. In a press release at the time, Snoop touted the album as an “especially important” one in his discography due to it representing a true “full-circle moment” in his career.
Earlier this year, Nas was reported to be partnering with Google and others to help raise millions in backing for a mobile game publisher based in Cape Town, South Africa. Additional THR-reported investors behind publisher Carry1st include Riot Games, Chipper Cash, Sky Mavis, and more.