Nas inspires students and revisits his past self in ‘I Love This Feeling’ video
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Nas inspires students and revisits his past self in 'I Love This Feeling' video

Legendary Queensbridge emcee Nas has released a new music video for his single ‘I Love This Feeling’ that sees him reflect on his past, the mistakes he’s made and what young African-Americans can learn from his journey through life.

The video shows the lyricist (real name Nasir Jones) driving around Los Angeles in a Mercedes convertible. He regularly cuts to visuals of him in a classroom with a projector, beaming old videos of himself. Lecturing the pupils, Jones shares some of the wisdom he’s picked up throughout his career.

The Hit-Boy produced track hears the Illmatic emcee rap lyrics such as, “Energy transferal, immortality/ You against morality, don’t comе around me/ Homicidal vinyl section wherе they always found me/ By the motion picture soundtrack/ With Richard Roundtree on the album sleeve/That’s my era shit.”

‘I Love This Feeling’ is featured on Magic 3, a Hit-Boy and Nas collaborative album released on September 14th last year. The 15-track project was the sixth consecutive body of work Jones released with the help of Hit-Boy. 

The outstanding work rate of Nas over the last four years has left fans with a vast catalogue of new music and, as a result, Jones has decided to leave the studio for a while in order to work on some television.

Earlier this month, it was announced that the Queensbridge icon will team up with Power executive producer Mark Canton to produce a series telling the story of Maurice Ashley, the first Black International Chess Grandmaster.

In a statement released to the press, Jones revealed, “I’m grateful to be part of bringing Maurice Ashley’s incredible life to the screen. His story is one of greatness and his perseverance will continue to inspire the next generation of thinkers.”

You can watch the video of ‘I Love This Feeling’ below.