RTJ’s latest visual effort accompanies their frantic and bouncy track Close Your Eyes (And Count To F**k) and like much of their output, is a distinct political statement.
This completely black and white video beautifully illustrates the futility of violence; A powerful message made even more poignant by its 2 main characters – the white cop, and the young black man. Run The Jewels have been key players in the ongoing debate within music/culture about race and police brutality. (Kendrick even mentions Killer Mike on his track Hood Politics from To Pimp A Butterfly)
The video is confronting for all the right reasons.
Listen to RTJ2 in full here.
From fresh young artists on the come up, to seasoned underground legends who’ve been around decades, July and August saw me basking in some amazing new sounds. If you’ve ever been gracious enough to show me some of your favourite music, I honestly love and appreciate you. I don’t think I can stress enough how much joy it gives me to share the music I think is great with people around me. So on that note, don’t be a dick – If you hear something cool, tell your mates. 🙂