When Watch The Throne dropped every dime store Hip-Hop psychologist took a stab at this song. Plenty figured the inner workings of Jay and K’s convoluted minds where strewn all over the beats like confetti at a parade. After the musing came the general assumption that this pair weren’t fans of organized religion. Now the video adds another, quite ironic, layer to that idea.
I could be reaching and the director could have just taken the first line from Ocean’s hook and built the video around that. Its a mob scene, more than likely some frustrated young folks fighting an unknown power represented by the riot gear draped police brigade. But if you are a revolutionary, isn’t this scene, this act of civil disobedience, your church? I mean I’ve never fought the power in such a visceral way, but I would think this type of response to authority comes from folks who believe and believe to the death. If this is their wild, it looks like church is in session. Enjoy.