News: Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Run This Town" Music Vid Teaser Lands Online [Video]
Friday, Aug 14, 2009 2:34PM
Jay-Z's upcoming "Run This Town" music video, which features Kanye West and Rihanna, has landed online today (August 14) as a minute-long sneak preview.
The short clip features a variety of montage shots and an overall dark tone.
Landing online Friday afternoon is Jay-Z's "Run This Town" music video sneak peek which shows very quick snap shots giving viewers a dungeon-like feel. Jay-Z is shown wearing what appears to be a black hoody and shades alongside Kanye West as additional extras surround them with torches. The preview gives off a militant feel as various people with objects in their hands pump their fists to the air with Rihanna laying the hook in her all-black attire. Additional hints of the video's setting come towards the end as messages read "Where Are We? Underground?," "Angry Touch Wielding Mob," "Jay Runs This Mob Tonight," 'Ye Is Jay's Right Hand Man," "Kanye's Eye?," "Rihanna: Queen Of The Underground" and "Jay's Going Incognito...But Why?" (LuvDC Blogspot)
Stylist June Ambrose reported from the music video's set last week, however, she kept details to a minimum.
"I can't tell you what I'm working on, this is a very big undercover job with three huge blockbuster hit stars," she said in a video. "And I'm going to tell you, this job is going to be absolutely outrageous. We have tons of security, major trailers over here...We're in an undisclosed place, I don't know what to expect." (YouTube)
All three artists were confirmed to perform Jay's Blueprint 3 single for the premiere of Jay Leno's new show next month.
Jay first broke the news of the impressive lineup to Access Hollywood's Shaun Robinson following Wednesday's NBC Television Critics Association panel in Pasadena, California. "I always come on strong!" he said when Shaun asked about the trio performing on Jay's first show on Monday, September 14. (Access Hollywood)
The song features Rihanna singing on the chorus as Yeezy drops one verse.
"This is Roc Nation/Pledge your allegiance...All black everything/Black cards, black cars, all black everything/And I draw them black birds/Riding with they Dillingers/I'll get more in Depp if you boys really real enough/This is La Familia/I'll explain later, but for now let me get back to this paper...Please follow the leader/So Eric B. we are/Microphone fiend, it's the return of the God/Peace God, it ain't nobody fresher...On the table screaming f*ck the other side, they jealous/We got a banquet full of broads/They got a table full of fellas/And they ain't spendin' no cake." ("Run This Town")
Check out the "Run This Town" music video preview below: