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Run The Jewels Stage Police Lineup in “Legend Has It” Video


Run The Jewels serves up a new social commentary-infused visual for “Legend Has It,” a track from their latest album, Run the Jewels 3. The Brian Beletic-directed video sees El-P and Killer Mike end up in an utterly outlandish police lineup. Beletic intended the video to comment on the flaws of the justice system.

“The video for ‘Legend Has It’ plays with the theme of guilty until proven innocent. We live in a world where the stronger the truth the greater the opposition. In this story EL-P and Killer Mike are in a police lineup and the cards are stacked heavily against them. But why is that?” Beletic explained in a statement.

He continues to explain that for the “2100” performers “the video is a worst nightmare scenario. High on acid and caught in the system. Pitted against icons of innocence in a police line up that doesn’t feel real. No bunnies were hurt in the making of this video.”

The above description is pretty accurate. Positioned next to them in the lineup are all of the folks you’d least expect to be guilty, and the police are looking to catch their suspect ASAP. There’s a school girl with her teddy bear, a nun and a man bound to a wheelchair. There’s an interesting twist at the end, but we’ll let you see for yourself. You can check out the new visual below.

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