Kanye West and Jay-Z are ready to televise their version of the revolution with “No Church In The Wild”, a new music video from their “Watch the Throne” collaboration. Set in Prague, it features Molotov Cocktail-hurling youth violently clashing with authorities. Burning cars, blood and laser lights are all featured in the highly stylized riot-rave mashup.
To direct the video, Jay-Z and Yeezy enlisted the help of Romain Gavras, who is best known for M.I.A.’s controversial “Born Free” video (which depicted military forces hunting red-heads). Also lending a hand, Frank Ocean, who adds a soulful hook over Kanye’s dramatic beats on the track.
Noticeably missing from the “No Church In The Wild” video are the two regents of rap themselves, but not their themes of rebellion, religion and hard partying, which are present in both their lyrics and the visuals. Check out the full video below.