Kanye West and Jay-Z 'No Church In The Wild' Music Video
Kanye West and Jay-Z have just released the music video for No Church in the Wild, the first track on their collaborative album Watch the Throne. The video was filmed in Prague, Czech Republic, using a huge crew and extras (rioters and cops) recruited mainly from the local area.
The clip begins - filmed in black and white - with a man tossing a Molotov cocktail toward a line-up of police fitted out in riot gear and protective shields. The area seems to have been subject to serious vandalism and destruction. As the incendiary device explodes, the rioters cheer. The video filming now changes to the use of some colour, but it is mostly greyscale helping to maintain a depressive mood to the story.
As with most confrontations of this type, major standoffs occur between police and rioters. Throughout, there are many scenes showing violence between the authorities and protesters. There are several images of people being struck by police batons as the rioters try to force their way through the riot squad barrier. Mounted police also come in, in an attempt to maintain control of an angry crowd. Police dogs even are used to help stop the pointless wave of destruction.
In the end, the rioters seem to finish with the upper hand - unfortunately. Various scenes show protesters on tops of buildings, in the street destroying a burning police car, and general movement of a retreating police line. The wanton destruction of the civilians is pointless.
Usually the artist behind the song appears in the video, however in this case, neither Kanye West nor Jay-Z are seen in this clip.
No Church in the Wild has been critically acclaimed as one of the most impressive tracks on Watch the Throne, despite its dark ominous undertone.
Kanye West and Jay-Z - "No Church in the Wild"
Be the first to comment and win valuable reputation points!