“At a club in 1993, when we were shooting Nas' EPK— the last performance,” Faith Newman began…
“Oh yeah, that was interesting” said Ralph. “If you ever see the EPK or even in the "It Ain’t Hard to Tell” video, there’s a scene where there’s feathers flying in the air. People were getting robbed in the crowd and you can see it going down… And the Goose.. you can see it kind of like, flying.
I had promised a promoter at the club, (Jessica)— because there had already been a couple of incidents and it seemed like everywhere Nas went was gunplay somewhere around.
[Those the little guys.]
Yeah, the little guys. And everything was going fine. I said, it’s Ralph, it’s gonna be fine. Don’t worry, we’re gonna shoot it and be in-out. And everything was fun up until the very end. Somebody shouted ‘Queens Bridge’ and then you hear pump-pump-pump!
And he was standing like, right next to me.
Yeah, and I’m under a table, and even then I’m like ‘I’m too old for this shit!“ I mean, the cash registers got robbed!
New York was New York. Not like that anymore!
I called Nas that whole night, cussing him out. Because I knew it was somebody in his crew. And he was on the stage.
It wasn’t him, but I knew he knew who it was.
He had to. And it was too close, my ear was ringing still. He didn’t call me back for two days then he hit me like “I’m sorry, I’m so sorry!”