Swizz Beatz and Nas finally reconnected for the first time since 2012 last month with “Echo,” which served as one of the standout cuts on the 40-year-old’s Poison album. On Thursday (Dec. 13), the pair of NYC-bred icons joined forces to unleash the cinematic visual to their latest collaboration after premiering the clip to a private audience Wednesday (Dec. 12).
To ensure that the “Echo” video would be state-of-the-art quality and being the fine-art connoisseur that he is, Swizz brought Escobar all the way to the MORI Building Digital Art Museum in Japan to shoot the captivating visual. The duo move through multiple fascinating exhibits within the museum, as Nas kicks off his bristling verse in a heavenly room filled with glittering lights gleaming down on him.
More collaborations between the Queensbridge native and Swizz Beatz could be on the horizon outside of the shelved mythical track alongside Jay-Z and Jadakiss. “I think Nas is in a good space,” Beatz told Billboard in October. “I’ve heard him now talk about music more than I ever did. It’s kind of hard to get him in the studio but he’s like, ‘Yo, send me this’ or ‘Yo, are you in?'”
Watch the “Echo” video below.