Run the Jewels' Powerful New Video Depicts a Fight Between a Cop and an Unarmed Black Man

by Elizabeth Thompson

From their subversive "Lie, Cheat Steal" video to Killer Mike's moving speech on the Ferguson verdict, Run the Jewels have never avoided political issues. Their powerful new video for "Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)," directed by A.G. Cook, is the most raw expression of their perspective on race and police brutality yet. Featuring a white police officer (Boardwalk Empire's Shea Whigham) and an unarmed black man (Short Term 12's Keith Stanfield) tussling in the street. Their fighting starts out violently but dissipates into clumsy pawing and wrestling as the two become increasingly exhausted. And there is no clear winner. Watch it above.

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