Run The Jewels, the lauded duo of El-P and Killer Mike, have shared a new lyric video for JU$T ft. Pharrell Williams and Zack de la Rocha from their critically adored new release ‘RTJ4′.
The new lyric video is a crazy mind-bending stop motion visual courtesy of Pulse Films’ Winston Hacking. “I worked closely with Run The Jewels to create a satirical time-capsule of 2020 thus far, capturing the sentiment of their song using collage animation,” states Hacking. “Drawing on the influence of Public Enemy’s classic ‘Shut ‘Em Down’ video, we combined cut up images from contemporary and historical events into a psychedelic protest vignette, a visual fuck you to systemic racism.”
Even though JU$T features the likes of Pharrell Williams, the track is still very Run The Jewels with their signature flawless backing track and their individual hard hitting verses. The accompanying video also breaks down the song visually like a slap in the face, if you didn’t hear what Run The Jewels had to say before, you will now. “from the slave masters on our dollar bills”.