Choice Video: Run The Jewels – “Blockbuster Night Part 1”

by on November 25, 2014
 

Ideally, you listen to us when we suggest what we feel is truly essential listening.  For example, it would make us very happy to know that – upon reading our recent piece on the new Run The Jewels album – you immediately downloaded, streamed, or otherwise enjoyed El-P and Killer Mike’s “thrilling case study in modern art-as-traditional-catharsis.”  To complement that experience, we now suggest the characteristically fantastic video for RTJ2 standout “Blockbuster Night Part 1.”

Directed by Trevor Kane, the sheer visual joy of witnessing El-P and Killer Mike cruise around Atlanta (Mike’s hometown) in an ambulance adds clever weight to the argument that Run The Jewels is at the forefront of the most important cultural conversation in hip hop. Blending levity with political directness, Run The Jewels offers the quintessentially metamodern experience for a hopeful generation of paradigm shifters.