When Nas unleashed the anticipated The Lost Tapes 2 back in July, he made sure to set the tone with positive vibes on project opener “No Bad Energy.” The Queensbridge native fittingly vacations on a tropical island for the Araab Muzik-produced track’s visual, which dropped on Tuesday (Aug. 27).
Sitting atop a white piano draped in all-red attire, Nas kicks off the clip relaxing with a glass of wine before heading outside to the villa’s deck for a picturesque view of the ocean as the sun begins to set on the beach. Birds fly high and a couple of women keeping Nas company burn sage to keep the room’s energy unblemished.
“No Bad Energy” was reportedly crafted during a 2016 session with Swizz Beatz, where the duo also happened to record Lost Tapes 2 cut “Adult Film” and “Echo,” which ultimately landed on Swizz’s POISON album. “I forgot about it. It’s a perfect joint to burn the sage in the room first, right before the album starts, just get the sage out so there’s no bad energy,” Nas said of “No Bad Energy” in an interview with TIDAL.
Check out the “No Bad Energy” video below.