Kanye West and Jay-Z’s “No Church in the Wild” has already appeared in one buzzed-about clip, but now the Watch the Throne track has its very own visuals.
The rap duo released the video for the song on Tuesday. Romain Gavras, who directed the video for M.I.A.’s “Born Free” (which is similar in style to the video below), Justice’s “Civilization” and a host of other electro-inflected tracks, helmed the visuals.
The video opens with a young man throwing a molotov cocktail at police. An urban battle ensues, with police viciously beating protestors. Eventually, the crowd sets a police car on fire and drives it through some officers. Then lasers appear!
The Occupy Wall St. parallels seem almost too obvious to mention, though they are of interest because Jay was caught in a public relations scandal when it became known that the “Occupy All Streets” t-shirts his clothing company were selling did not benefit the movement.