Well, Run The Jewels
is at it again with their shenanigans. The hip-hop duo is known to bring us some outrageous and politically-charged clips right when we need them most. They've revealed the video for "Legend Has It," the first official clip from 2016s RTJ3
, and it puts the duo in a police lineup while tripping on acid.
It starts out Killer Mike and El-P in the waiting room of a police station, where they've just dropped a tab of acid. They're put into a lineup of some pretty unusual suspects like a nun, a man in a body cast with a balloon, a little girl holding a violin, a blind man, a firefighter, and some other police officers. Things start to get pretty surreal for them as the room starts to warp when they feel like they're getting set up. A little over halfway through the video, numbers start flashing at the bottom of the screen. Those are the mass incarcination statistic just in America over the past few decades. Yup.
The director, Brian Beletic, says "The video for 'Legend Has It' plays with the theme of 'Guilty until proven innocent.' We live in a world where the stronger the truth, the greater the opposition. In this story, El-P and Killer Mike are in a police lineup and the cards are stacked heavily against them. But why is that?" But don't worry, Run The Jewels assures us that "No bunnies were hurt in the making of this video."