- Published on Thursday, May 31 2012
- Written by Zak Frio
Exploding across the web with the strength of a Molotov cocktail, Jay-Z and Kanye West have released their violent video for their single “No Church In The Wild.”
Directed by 30-year-old Romain Gavras, “No Church In The Wild” is the video off the collaborating rappers' album, Watch The Throne. The only problem with this video is that it is hard to “Watch The Throne” when the throne isn’t even there! Rapping tag-team, Jay-Z and Kanye West, don't actually appear in their latest video themselves.
The clip takes place in the city of Prague in the midst of social unrest. The video opens on a man throwing an incendiary bottle of alcohol towards police followed by a violent battle between crazed civilians and the police force. Fighting occurs throughout a number of vicious battle scenes involving gunfire, burning cars, and... an elephant? Yes, that is right, an elephant.
Are Jay and Kanye trying to change the way hip-hop makes music videos? Well, it is evident that these two rappers have ditched the stereotypical poppin’ bottles and naked girls approach to rap. Instead, Jay, Kanye, and director Gavras created a video to echo the frustrations of young people around the globe. This video displays how young people today have a bigger voice in the world then ever before with the recent advancements in social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The video may also reflect events that occurred in Syria, Egypt, and Occupy Wall Street.
Judge for yourself and check out "No Church In The Wild" below:
- Zak Frio, YH Staff
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