The latest video from Run the Jewels sees El-P and Killer Mike rap their way through a police lineup… on acid.
The video for “Legend Has It” was directed by Brian Beletic, who was behind the camera for El-P’s “Deep Space 9mm” from his critically acclaimed 2002 record Fantastic Damage.
“This video is a worst nightmare scenario,” the duo said in a statement Wednesday. “High on acid and caught in the system. Pitted against icons of innocence in a police line up that doesn’t feel real. No bunnies were hurt in the making of this video.”
Check it out below.
Rap super-duo Run The Jewels premiere “Legend Has It”, the first video from their universally lauded album Run The Jewels 3. Directed by esteemed talent and old compatriot Brian Beletic (who previously helmed El-P’s classic “Deep Space 9mm” video), the clip portrays the duo in a police lineup, which they suspect might just be a set up. The acid they just dropped isn’t helping, either.
Director Brian Beletic states: “The video for ‘Legend Has It’ plays with the theme of guilty until proven innocent. We live in a world where the stronger the truth the greater the opposition. In this story EL-P and Killer Mike are in a police lineup and the cards are stacked heavily against them. But why is that?” And for Run the Jewels, “this video is a worst nightmare scenario. High on acid and caught in the system. Pitted against icons of innocence in a police line up that doesn't feel real. No bunnies were hurt in the making of this video.”
Look out for more videos to come from Run the Jewels…
Director: Brian Beletic
Producer: Terry Gallagher, Dennis Beier
Executive Producer: Drew Santarsiero
Production Company: SMUGGLER
DP: Ryley Brown
Production Designer: David Skinner
Costume: Lindy McMichael, Matt Goldman
Assistant Director: George Nessis
Editor: Sam Ostrove
VFX – Autonomous, Andy Bate
Executive Producer (RTJ): Amaechi Uzoigwe
For more Run the Jewels, please visit www.runthejewels.com
Pick up RTJ3: http://rtj3.io/getitFA
Special thanks to Smuggler Films and Adult Swim
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Posted by Run The Jewels on Wednesday, March 22, 2017