2012-05-29T21:18:13-04:00 2012-05-29T21:30:38-04:00

Jay-Z x Kanye West - "No Church In the Wild" (Feat. Frank Ocean & The-Dream) [Video]

Amid the response to the premiere of the short film "Cruel Summer" at the Cannes Film Festival last week, news of the growing star-studded lineup for the Made In America Music Festival and more recently word from producer/engineer Mike Dean confirming that a sequel to Watch The Throne is in the works, keepers of the throne Jay-Z and Kanye West have unveiled the visuals from the latest single off the critically acclaimed collaborative LP. 

Following “Otis” and “Ni**as in Paris,” the video for the 88-Keys produced single "No Church In the Wild" is the third set of visuals off of duo's Grammy-winning album Watch the Throne. Directed by Romain Gavras, the acclaimed  director behind M.I.A.'s “Bad Girls” and “Born Free” videos, the highly anticipated video was previously previewed during the European leg of the Watch The Throne World Tour.

Shot last month in the streets of the architecturally rich city of Prague, the post-apocalyptic-themed big-budget video doesn't include an appearance from the superstar duo or any of the featured artists. However, that's not to say the hyper violent five-minute video doesn't offer viewers  quite a captivating viewing experiencing.

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8 years ago

What I don't get is how big rappers can get away with saying whatever they
want in a verse when clearly there is a very DIFFERENT artistic
statement taking place in the rest of the song.

Watch this video, while listening to Ye say "sunglasses and Advil, last night was mad real. Sun comin at 5am, I wonder if they got cabs still. Thinkin about the girl in all leopard, who was rubbin the wood like Kiki Shepard."

And then Frank Ocean's chorus fitting perfectly with the video talking about rebellion and refuting authority yada yada "what's a King to a God, what's a God to a non-believer."

West's verse is straight fucking TRASH on this why do we accept this? Don't watch the Throne, nothing is fucking happening on the throne.

No--we should WATCH the directors and producers of this video. WATCH up and comer Frank Ocean. Jay and Ye aren't doing shit but shit on the mic and walk away, enjoying their millions and gettin back to the crib as fast as possible to fuck Beyonce and Kim.

And that's what they should be doing. But they definitely ain't on no fucking throne. They're sitting on a heap of past successes and feeding us poop.

8 years ago

By the way Theraflu was fire I'm just shittin on Kanye for gettin too comfy.

Also, great writeup Adrian.