Jay-Z and Kanye West's new video for "Niggas in Paris," off last summer's Watch the Throne, dropped today, because Blue Ivy Carter needs a gold potty or something. The popular club tune with the Hit-Boy-crafted beat (allowing him to live up to his name) was long due for a video — 'Ye and Jay have, until now, only given us the Spike Jonze-directed clip for "Otis."
The new video, directed by Yeezy (I feel like I know him personally), comes with an epilepsy warning, thanks to all the whiplash edits and flashing laser lights. If you're a kaleidoscope aficionado, you're really gonna love this one. It's flat-out cray, and yes, the Will Ferrell Blades of Glory clip is in there, along with some jungle cats.
The footage in the video comes from the duo's stint at L.A.'s Staples Center, so you get the vicarious concert experience in all its bright, seizure-inducing glory. The tune is cool, but I would have scrapped that anti-climactic ending with the annoying, staticky white noise. It makes you think of a steam valve or something, and feels tacked on.