Very much still promoting their latest album, RTJ4, (read our review here), hip-hop duo Run The Jewels have unveild a lyric video for their single “JU$T” featuring Pharrell Williams and Zack de la Rocha.
The new stop motion video was created by Winston Hacking of Pulse Films who commented: “I worked closely with Run The Jewels to create a satirical time-capsule of 2020 thus far, capturing the sentiment of their song using collage animation. Drawing on the influence of Public Enemy’s classic ‘Shut ‘Em Down’ video, we combined cut up images from contemporary and historical events into a psychedelic protest vignette, a visual fuck you to systemic racism.”
The duo—El-P and Killer Mike—surprise-dropped their eleven-track album two days ahead of the previously-scheduled June 5th release date. RTJ also posted a list of organizations that are fighting for justice, change, and equity in America, including their longtime allies the National Lawyers Guild which, amongst other things, provides legal representation for lawful protesters. The full list is here: runthejewels.com/pages/donate.
Run The Jewels 4 Track Listing:
1. yankee and the brave (ep. 4)
2. ooh la la (feat. Greg Nice & DJ Premier)
3. out of site (feat. 2 Chainz)
4. holy calamafuck
5. goonies vs. E.T.
6. walking in the snow
7. JU$T (feat. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha)
8. never look back
9. the ground below
10. pulling the pin (feat. Mavis Staples & Josh Homme)
11. a few words for the firing squad (radiation)