Video: Nas Promotes 2012 NFL Draft in New ESPN Commercial

ESPN made the first pick of the 2012 NFL Draft earlier this year, when they inking a deal with multi-platinum rapper Nas to provide music for the network’s coverage, and highlight packages to be used coming in and out of commercials.

“I was excited and surprised to get the phone call to celebrate the draft through music,” said Nas last week from New York, where he was promoting his forthcoming album Life Is Good. “As soon as I got the call, I was down.”

Check out Nas in the commercial above as he spits a few bars to Gary Clark Jr’s “Bright Lights (Remix),” showcasing NFL hopefuls like Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.