Jay-Z Tackles Incarceration In Excellent "Legacy" Video

Mitch Findlay
November 24, 2017 17:30

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. 

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

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