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It’s probably rkinda dumb to expect certain direction from Run The Jewels. I mean, if you knew what was coming from them, we wouldn’t have the Christmas Fucking Miracle video or Zach de la Rocha popping up out of nowhere on RTJ2. But with that said, I really thought this clip was going to be different. To me, this track needs off-kilter visuals of something like a sewer-surfing black cadillac thumping up and down off its chassis to the beat while Killer Mike and El-P struggle to keep their faces from melting into the vehicle’s neon-velour seats. What we get instead is definitely close to grimy and about two blocks down from trippy, but it’s just not RTJ calibre.

Basically, the Jewels duo rotate on a man-sized lazy susan while faceless women gyrate through a filter for three and a half minutes. If you squint, the lighting and colour-bending effects make her resemble Tribe’s Bonita Applebum which, if intentional, is a neat little reference. There is also a bit of merit in seeing El-P and Mike rap back-to-back with little visual interference. It shows off their abrasive chemistry which adds to the collective villain persona.

All in all, the best part of this video is still most definitely the song itself and if it was anything other than an absolute banger, that could be misconstrued as an insult. Watch it above and if you need a refresher, you can stream the whole damn RTJ2 album below.

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