Run The Jewels – Early (music video)

“Early” is from Run The Jewels 2, and it gets a starkly beautiful treatment in this video from earlier this year. The video is like a darkly light, animated graphic novel about police violence. This verse captures the chilling essence of the song’s story:

“And I apologize if it seems like I got out of line, sir / Cause I respect the badge and the gun / And I pray today ain’t the day that you drag me away / Right in front of my beautiful son”

Check out our review of Run The Jewels 2, and this other great video from the album, for “Oh My Darling (Don’t Cry)“. Run The Jewels 2 is one of the best albums of 2014, and it’s not to be missed. Give it a listen, if you haven’t already. Start with this video.