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Run The Jewels 'Early' by Bug & Sluzzy

Cat Velez - 21st May 2015

Newly-formed animation team Bug & Sluzzy serve up a dark and painfully pertinent animated video for Run The Jewels’ track Early.

The politically charged lyrics of Killer Mike and El-P take centre stage in these highly stylized visuals, exploring a climate of violence and racial discrimination in modern America. While graphically integrated quick-fire text emphasizes the weighty lyrics, shadowy figures act out scenes of police brutality and protest in a stark world of black, white and red.

The nightmarish vision combines with the track seamlessly to give us what is ultimately a very intimate perspective of the effects of structural injustice on an individual’s psyche. 

Cat Velez - 21st May 2015

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Production/Creative

Director
Bug & Sluzzy
Producer
Kurt Simpson

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Creative Director
Kurt Simpson

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Art Direction

Preston Gibson, Alex Deaton

Animation

Preston Gibson, Alex Deaton

Design

Preston Gibson, Alex Deaton

Typography

Parker Gibson

Cat Velez - 21st May 2015

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