new ​run the jewels video protests police brutality

El-P and Killer Mike have released an animated music video influenced by the deaths of black men at the hands of US police.

by Charlotte Gush
18 May 2015, 11:59am

El-P and Killer Mike have released a black, white and red animated music video for Early (ft. Boots), a track from their last album RTJ2 (Run The Jewels 2), which was released for free in October 2014.

The film starts by painting a graphic picture of a man being arrested on the street in front of his wife and child for just, well, being a black man on a street, before musing on surveillance and depicting prison walls closing in, protests and mass mourning with lighted candles. The video was created by St. Louis art studio Bug & Sluzzy. On releasing the video, El-P tweeted, "me and @KillerMikeGTO have been waiting for the right time to drop this. then we realized that it is (sadly) always the right time. so...".

Run The Jewels' Killer Mike previously spoke out at a gig just after it was announced that the police responsible for the death of 18-year-old Mike Brown in Ferguson had not been charged for murder, which led to mass riots. You can watch his epic monologue below.


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