RTJ4, the joyous and incendiary new LP from heavy hip-hop duo Run the Jewels, is clearly in the running as the album of 2020. Among it's many highlights is "JU$T," which features guest turns by both Pharrell Williams and Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha. The latter is an unofficial members of Run the Jewels, the group's El-P recently told us, and on "JU$T," he spits fire like only he can. Now, the standout cut has gotten a mind-bending stop-motion music video created by Pulse Films' Winston Hacking. Watch above.
"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," Hacking commented. "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."
In other Run the Jewels news, the duo have just announced their first signature strain, Ooh La La, named after the RTJ4 single. The strain is a collaboration with the cannabis producer LEMONNADE, a sister brand to COOKIES that represents the top sativa-focused cannabis collection on the U.S. market..
For more Run the Jewels, watch our original video on their "secret" love of metal and hard rock below.