The duo of Killer Mike and El-P, collectively known as Run The Jewels, are back. Today the fellas return with a brand new video, unleashing something eye-catching in support of their new single “Ooh La La.” The track finds Mike and El linking up with the legendary DJ Premier and Greg Nice for something gritty and classic sounding. The track comes to life with a fitting set of visuals that finds the duo taking over the streets for a special kind of party. The video comes after the duo’s “The Yankee and the Brave” single, and the fellas had something to say about the clip.
Run The Jewels stated: “We shot this video only a few weeks before the [coronavirus] pandemic hit with no clue as to what the future held. The fact that we got the chance to do it is damn-near miraculous in hindsight. In conceptualizing the video with our friends Brian and Vanessa Beletic, we imagined the world on the day that the age-old struggle of class was finally over. A day that humanity, empathy, and community were victorious over the forces that would separate us based on arbitrary systems created by man.”
The statement goes on to read, “This video is a fantasy of waking up on a day that there is no monetary system, no dividing line, no false construct to tell our fellow man that they are less or more than anyone else. Not that people are without — but that the whole meaning of money has vanished. That we have somehow solved our self-created caste system and can now start fresh with love, hope, and celebration. It’s a dream of humanity’s V-DAY… and the party we know would pop off.”
The clip features folks of all creeds, colors, and backgrounds, all of whom come together to dance around and enjoy life. The clip even features an appearance from Rage Against the Machine‘s own Zack de la Rocha. The clip is certainly one worth your time and attention, and one we’ll be watching over and over. While there is still no word yet on an official release date of their RTJ4 project, this will hold us over for now.
Check out the new video in the stream below and look for more from Run The Jewels coming soon; we hope. In the meantime, be sure to check out the latest installment of our weekly playlist, ‘A Curation of Sound.’