Alt-J’s “Deadcrush” with Danny Brown Gets a Trippy Visual

blame it on Shake September 5, 2018

Later this month, Alt-J will be releasing a project called Reduxer that consists of a collection of reworked, rap-leaning tracks from their third album, Relaxer.

So far we’ve heard “In Cold Blood” with Pusha T. And now, they’ve come through with a vintage video for the Alchemist and Trooko version of “Deadcrush” starring Danny Brown.

“Visually the video tells the story of how the CIA introduced old guns and cocaine into the black community in order to raise funds for the Nicaraguan contras,” director Jeron Braxton told Rolling Stone. “The introduction of weapons and cocaine in the black community gave power to the War-on-Drugs and the amount of Black men incarcerated creating this violent cycle of destruction that plagues the black community today. The blue flames represent the violent cycles of destruction. The demons creating the fire symbolize how drug addiction and gun violence are like demons that posses its victims to keep the cycle going. Slavery never really ended but just evolved into mass incarceration.”

Press play on the trippy visual below and be sure to check out Reduxer on September 28th.