Jay-Z and Kanye West, known as The Throne, released their explosive, riot-inspired video for the latest single off their album Watch the Throne.
By: A.J. Niles
The latest video from Jay-Z and Kanye West fully captures the chaotic, anarchic energy from their single No Church in the Wild. A song that clearly questions the authority of those in power, it indeed only seemed fitting that the accompanying visuals accurately portrayed the themes from the song.
The video, directed by French director Romain Gavras, depicts a full-scale riot where the authorities fighting off the dissidents eventually fail. It is reminiscent of riots that occurred around the world, most recently in countries such as Egypt, Libya and Syria. The amazing visuals throw you right in the middle of the action from start to finish. From the throwing of the Molotov cocktail to the burning of the police car, the rioters who have no concern for the authority beat back the police, taking control of the city.
Although The throne, Jay-Z and Kanye West, do not appear in the video, their message rings clear; if no one gives a damn in believing in your power, are you really powerful?
This was definitely one of the better tracks from the Watch the Throne album that dropped last summer.
Check out the video below and let us know your thoughts.