Jay-Z Tackles Incarceration In Excellent "Legacy" Video

Mitch Findlay
November 24, 2017 17:30
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Jay-Z's "Legacy" is well worth watching.

Jay-Z continues to expand the visual component to his 4:44 video, and the project's closing track lands itself a star-studded ensemble cast. Ron Perlman, Jesse Williams, Emile Hirsch, Edi Gathegi, Kwame Boateng, and Jonathan Tucker lead the way in this tense, well-acted clip, which tackles themes of mass incarceration, slavery, and the criminal justice system. In the light of Meek Mill's incarceration, the video comes off even more poignant than before; when Perlman's grizzled leader speaks of "institutionalization," there is weight behind his words. I won't spoil what ultimately happens, but rest assured, "Legacy" is a compelling watch from start to finish. Don't be afraid of the ten minute run time. 

RELATED: Jay-Z's "4:44" Tour Puts His Legacy In Perspective

If you have Tidal, you can catch all three of Jay's new videos, including "Smile" and "Marcy Me." 

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