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Subject: " Video for RTJ & Zack de la Rocha's "Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)..." Previous topic | Next topic
bwood
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Thu Mar-26-15 04:20 PM

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" Video for RTJ & Zack de la Rocha's "Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)..."


  

          

"When Run The Jewels sent me this track, I knew we had the opportunity to create a film that means something. I felt a sense of responsibility to do just that. We had to exploit the lyrics and aggression and emotion of the track, and translate that into a film that would ignite a valuable and productive conversation about racially motivated violence in this country. It's provocative, and we all knew this, so we were tasked with making something that expressed the intensity of senseless violence without eclipsing our humanity. For me, it was important to write a story that didn’t paint a simplistic portrait of the characters of the Cop and Kid. They're not stereotypes. They're people - complex, real people and, as such, the power had to shift between them at certain points throughout the story. The film begins and it feels like they have been fighting for days, they’re exhausted, not a single punch is thrown, their violence is communicated through clumsy, raw emotion. They've already fought their way past their judgments and learned hatred toward one another. Our goal was to highlight the futility of the violence, not celebrate it.”

For El-P of Run the Jewels “this is a vision of a seemingly never-ending struggle whose participants are pitted against each other by forces originating outside of themselves.”

Adds partner Killer Mike "this video represents the futile and exhausting existence of a purgatory-like law enforcement system. There is no neat solution at the end because there is no neat solution in the real world. However, there is an opportunity to dialogue and change the way communities are policed in this country. Salutes to AG Rojas for his unique take on the subject matter and to Shea and Keith for giving us their all and bringing it to life."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkGwI7nGehA

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America from 9:00 on: https://youtu.be/GUwLCQU10KQ

  

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The only song on the album I skip
Mar 26th 2015
1
Same for me
Mar 27th 2015
10
Zack looks old. nm
Mar 26th 2015
2
Man, this album was a let down after RTJ...
Mar 26th 2015
3
is that Eli from Boardwalk?
Mar 26th 2015
4
yup
Mar 26th 2015
5
Thank you
Mar 26th 2015
7
what the fuck is this shit?
Mar 26th 2015
6
yea this is horrible. they could have done way better.
Mar 26th 2015
8
Family Guy Did It First.
Mar 27th 2015
9

John Forte
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Thu Mar-26-15 04:30 PM

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1. "The only song on the album I skip"
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13Rose
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Fri Mar-27-15 09:43 AM

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10. "Same for me"
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Video is cool to me though.

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Binlahab
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2. "Zack looks old. nm"
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does it really matter?

wonder what bin's doing?
http://i.imgur.com/phECCMp.jpg

  

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legsdiamond
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Thu Mar-26-15 04:37 PM

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3. "Man, this album was a let down after RTJ... "
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only played it a few times but it was too messy. El-P went to that CoFlo production that I was never a fan of...

  

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blackrussian
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Thu Mar-26-15 04:38 PM

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4. "is that Eli from Boardwalk?"
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Kim Jong Trill
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Thu Mar-26-15 04:39 PM

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5. "yup"
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Fuck your fort!

  

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lfresh
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Thu Mar-26-15 09:38 PM

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7. "Thank you"
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I watched and forgot to look into why he looked familiar
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T Reynolds
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Thu Mar-26-15 04:44 PM

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6. "what the fuck is this shit?"
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I wanted to like this video too but shit looks like some interpretive dance bullshit

  

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guru0509
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Thu Mar-26-15 09:51 PM

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8. "yea this is horrible. they could have done way better."
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I wanna go to where the martyrs went
the brown figures on the walls of my apart-a-ment...

  

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connectpoliticditto
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Fri Mar-27-15 08:51 AM

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9. "Family Guy Did It First."
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4WGQmWcrbs

  

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