May 29, 2012


Kanye West & Jay-Z Release "No Church in the Wild" Video

Greek director Romain Gavras, best known for directing M.I.A.'s videos for "Born Free" and "Bad Girls," is back today (May 29) with the video for Jay-Z and Kanye West's "No Church in the Wild," and it seems to be inspired by current strife and rioting in Athens.

The "No Church" video follows gangs of masked kids engaging in riots with police (on horseback and in riot gear), throwing Molotov cocktails and running at them, while Gavras intersperses the melee with portentous classical Greek statues. Eventually, a flaming police car rolls by and fireworks go off, with the kids appearing to have won.

Gavras is no stranger to featuring geopolitical conflict in his videos: In his controversial video/short film for M.I.A.'s "Born Free," an army rounds up redheads and executes them. Thankfully the "No Church" video isn't like that! Let us know what you think of it in the comments.