Run The Jewels Release Powerful Animated Video For “Early”

The ‘RTJ2’ standout gets a worthy visual.

May 15, 2015

Yesterday Run The Jewels teased a snippet of new music from their third album, but they're still not done promoting the second one: this morning El-P and Killer Mike released the video for "Early," the seventh track from Run The Jewels 2. The song tells a story of a brutal encounter with the police, and the clip brings the tale to life with animation from Bug & Sluzzy, who rely on a grim color palette dominated by blood-reds. During Killer Mike's verse, you witness the action first hand as if you're right next to it. When the video switches to El-P's perspective, he's watching everything unfold on TV.

Watch the clip for another RTJ2 cut, "Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)," here. You can also see Killer Mike on HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher tonight at 7 PM.

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Run The Jewels Release Powerful Animated Video For “Early”