The Throne – No Church In The Wild ft. Frank Ocean [Review/Video]
New York, NY – From modding a Maybach on closed drift tracks and packing it with American Apparel models to redefining the meaning of ‘F*** the Police’ to street war. The Watch The Throne duo never ceases to push the envelope as visionaries. Almost six months after the Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam studio collab dropped, Kanye West and Jay-Z teamed up Greek-French director Roman Gavras and released the music video for “No Church In The Wild” featuring Frank Ocean.
Angry mobs. Molotov Cocktails. Mounted riot cops. Car torching. Urban takedown. This video has it all in extent of contentious content, even an elephant, but it’s what fans want to see. Controversy to Yeezy is what shock-factor is to Hova. They love it. You love it. And Director Roman Gavras’ stylistic use of gritty, realistic content does more than just complement the front. Best known for heading M.I.A’s “Bad Girls” music video, the European’s taste for wild energy shit does “No Church In The Wild” justice. [More]
The Watch The Throne duo envisioned the ‘power to the people’ phase that has taken the world by storm and depicted it, the extremes of it, visually. Add Frank Ocean’s soulful vocal play to the hook for a little dark hope to a storyline, some statues of Lenin and mythical shit to surround the battleground (probably courtesy of Kanye’s ‘mystique’), a large land mammal raging in slow-motion and you have a masterpiece… Despite the fact the lyrics and visuals don’t hook up, whatsoever.
Take the actions portrayed in this video with a grain of salt, but do enjoy. If you do decide to try this at home (hopefully you don’t), Yeezy never taught you.