Run the Jewels (2017)
El-P and Killer Mike of Run the Jewels are reborn as claymation characters in their new video for Don’t Get Captured, a grim meditation on abuses of power.
The two rappers are observers in the clip, rolling slowly through a dark, violent claymation landscape full of skeletons like in a haunted house. The skeleton world is ruled by a small cadre of self-satisfied politicians who wear top hats and smoke cigars. The video depicts gentrification, racial profiling by law enforcement and a biased court system that doles out lethal punishments. This gives extra force to Run the Jewels’ frequently repeated warning: “Don’t get captured.”
Directed by Chris Hopewell
Produced by Rosie Brind
Production Co: Jacknife Films
Executive Produced by Amaechi Uzoigwe