Run The Jewels - Close Your Eyes (ft. Zack de la Rocha)

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Run The Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha - "Close Your Eyes (And Count To F**k)"

"When Run The Jewels sent me this track, I knew we had the opportunity to create a film that means something. I felt a sense of responsibility to do just that. We had to exploit the lyrics and aggression and emotion of the track, and translate that into a film that would ignite a valuable and productive conversation about racially motivated violence in this country. It's provocative, and we all knew this, so we were tasked with making something that expressed the intensity of senseless violence without eclipsing our humanity. For me, it was important to write a story that didn’t paint a simplistic portrait of the characters of the Cop and Kid. They're not stereotypes. They're people - complex, real people and, as such, the power had to shift between them at certain points throughout the story. The film begins and it feels like they have been fighting for days, they’re exhausted, not a single punch is thrown, their violence is communicated through clumsy, raw emotion. They've already fought their way past their judgments and learned hatred toward one another. Our goal was to highlight the futility of the violence, not celebrate it.”

For El-P of Run the Jewels “this is a vision of a seemingly never-ending struggle whose participants are pitted against each other by forces originating outside of themselves.”

Adds partner Killer Mike "this video represents the futile and exhausting existence of a purgatory-like law enforcement system. There is no neat solution at the end because there is no neat solution in the real world. However, there is an opportunity to dialogue and change the way communities are policed in this country. Salutes to AG Rojas for his unique take on the subject matter and to Shea and Keith for giving us their all and bringing it to life."

DIRECTED BY A.G. ROJAS
PRODUCED BY PARK PICTURES

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“Close Your Eyes and Count to Fuck” might be the most vicious track off Run the Jewels 2. With Zack De La Rocha unleashing a explosive guest verse and Jamie and Mike articulating the things that get them heated (police brutality, first and foremost), the song is a riot-inducing condemnation of a broken justice system.

The video brings those issues down to street-level: we pick up with Shea Whigham (Eli in Boardwalk Empire) and Keith Stanfield (Jimmie Lee Jackson in Selma) as a white cop and black youth locked in a physical fight that seems to have no beginning and no end. Director AG Rojas said “our goal was to highlight the futility of the violence, not celebrate it.” RTJ gave the following statements:

El-P:
“This is a vision of a seemingly never ending struggle whose participants are pitted against each other by forces originating outside of themselves.”

Killer Mike:
“This video represents the futile and exhausting existence of a purgatory-like law enforcement system. There is no neat solution at the end because there is no neat solution in the real world. However, there is an opportunity to dialogue and change the way communities are policed in this country."
-- P&P

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