​watch earl sweatshirt’s animated video for off top

Protesters and police are spliced with animals and flames in this Taylor Johnson-directed video.

by Charlotte Gush and i-D Staff
08 August 2015, 11:21pm

Earl Sweatshirt has dropped a new video for Off Top, from his 2015 sophomore album I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside. In the video, VHS-style news footage is warped and colour-tinted, then layered with animated illustrations of Earl as he wanders through the city.

A police car is surrounded by dancing fires at the start and we see Earl writhing on a bed of flames before being eaten, beaten up by a gang of thugs and chased by an encroaching darkness. As he raps the final line "I hope the sheriff keep away from me", the pig-face of an American policeman fills the screen, before receding to reveal footage of riot police looking toward a massive protest march.

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