Run The Jewels “Ooh LA LA” feat. Greg Nice & DJ Premier (Official Music Video)

Run The Jewels “Ooh LA LA” feat. Greg Nice & DJ Premier (Official Music Video)

Official music video for “Ooh LA LA” from RTJ4, featuring Greg Nice & DJ Premier.

we shot this video only a few weeks before the pandemic hit with no clue as to what the future held. the fact that we got the chance to do it is damn near miraculous in hindsight.

in conceptualizing the video with our friends Brian and Vanessa Beletic we imagined the world on the day that the age old struggle of class was finally over. a day that humanity, empathy and community were victorious over the forces that would separate us based on arbitrary systems created by man.

this video is a fantasy of waking up on a day that there is no monetary system, no dividing line, no false construct to tell our fellow man that they are less or more than anyone else. not that people are without but that the whole meaning of money has vanished. that we have somehow solved our self created caste system and can now start fresh with love, hope and celebration. its a dream of humanity’s V-DAY… and the party we know would pop off.

love, RTJ

ps: we’d like to thank everyone who busted their ass to make this happen from directors Brian and Vanessa Beletic to line producer Cat Restrepo to editor Biff Butler to the wonderful folks at The Mill who handled post production as well as everyone involved in shooting, prepping and executing this video. you guys gave us so much of your energy and talent during this crazy fucking time to make it all come together and we are truly grateful.

Directed by: Brian & Vanessa Beletic
Co-Creative: EL-P @thereallyrealelp
Production Company: Smuggler
Executive Producer: Sue Yeon Ahn
VFX Consultant: Phil Crowe at Parliament
Producer: Cat Restrepo
Director of Photography: Max Goldman
1st AD: Anthony Dimino

Production Designer: Justin Allen
Steadicam: Chris Cunningham
Gaffer: Ryan French
Key Grip: Tony Cady

Costume Designer: Natasha Newman-Thomas
Artist Styling: Marty Mc’Fresh
Choreographer: Samo Soto
Casting: Dustin Blackburn
VTR: Rich Breitengross
DIT: Jesse Tyler
Hair: DaRico Jackson + Tiger
Make Up: Vanessa Kinder
Helicopter Pilot: Jesse Khalil Brown
Hot Air Balloon Pilot: Martine Coblentz
Key PA: Phil Swiadon

Off-line edit: Work Editorial
Editor: Biff Butler
Assistant Editor: Gladys Bernadac
Producer: Rebecca Baker
Executive Producer: Marlo Baird

VFX Creative: The Mill

VFX Supervisor: Dan Warom
VFX Supervisor: Steve Cokonis

Executive Producer: Anastasia Von Rahl
Senior Producer: Sumer Zuberi
Production Coordinator: Michael Novo
Line Producer: Goutham H
Shoot Supervisor: Dan Warom & Steve Cokonis

2D Artist: Alex Candlish, Tim Rudgard, Phillip Ineno, Jeff Langlois, Romany Yavorsky Lenz Kol, Yukiko Ishiwata, Katerina Arroyo, Gavin Marler, Lisa Kim, Rakesh Venugopalan, Mangesh Borkar, Mayank Shekhar Tiwari, Rahul Roy, Rajeshkumar K, Srilakshmi Narasimha Kondepi
3D Artist: Freddy Parra, Lalida Karnjanasirirat, Stefan Kang, Graeme Turnbull, Michael Lori, Elizabeth Hammer, Danny Garcia, Umesh Namdev, Anirudh Sharma, Kiran Prabhu
Matte Painting: Shannan Burkley, Vinod Shantaram More, Sandipan Majumder, Swarup Panigrahi
Animation: Gustavo Gonzalez, Katie Yancey
Design: Tim Devlin, Anastasia Skerebneva
Art Department: Kevin Diaz

Colour: The Mill
Colourist: Matthew Osborne
Colour Producer: Blake Rice
Colour Assist: Logan Highlen, Gemma Parr

Emerging Tech
Mocap Operator: Isiah Den Beste

Opening Titles: Nick Gazin

Sound: Lime Studios
Mixer: Matt Miller
Executive Producer: Susie Boyajan

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48 Responses

  1. OneSilentGiant says:

    So happy to still see DJ Premier doing his thing. RIP Guru.

  2. M Nunez says:

    EL-P’s Production: Providing the Soundtrack of the Apocalypse since 1997.

  3. Thyroid says:

    Yo Killer Mike’s alliteration at 2:26 always gets my hype, dude is a beast

  4. ssj3gokou24 says:

    I already miss ozark.

  5. timothy taylor says:

    They straight having fun, you can see it on both they faces!

  6. G Mell Talk says:

    That was fire It should have been longer and it needs to definitely be a remix

  7. BanyanTree1 says:

    In case anyone else was losing their minds trying to remember the Nice & Smooth song with the line “Ooh la la, ah oui-oui,” it was DWYCK by Gang Starr. Weird the things that stick in your head after 30 years…

  8. Paul LeMay says:

    One of the many things I love about RTJ is their enduring respect for the turntable

    • FRE FLO DO says:

      Paul LeMay Yes they embody the roots & soul of real Hip Hop. 18 year single malt scotch no chaser. NEAT & Bangin’!🔥🔥🔥🔥

  9. Rose Byanyothername says:

    when’s the last time you heard a scratch break on a track? beautiful.

  10. alley dash says:

    The list of awesome things about this is like a mile long. El-P, Killer Mike, Greg Nice, DJ Premier, Zack de la Rocha hanging out in the background, El-P’s production, the giant burning stack of cash and credit cards, DJ Premier’s Preemo shirt, the great video production and camera work, people being stoked on each other, thank you RTJ for the inspiration and sick track! I just happened to log on and catch this with 3,000 views 15 minutes after it came out. I can’t wait until it’s huge and takes over. See you soon with RATM if it’s not postponed due to the pandemic. Stay safe everyone! <3

  11. Victor Wildner says:

    1:50 Killer Mike, ELP, Zack De La Rocha and DJ Trackstar all on the same frame

  12. YoungPhenix says:

    Whenever I here EL go “AYE” I immediately get hyped

  13. Dillon Berg says:

    Zach de la Rocha all up in the videos. He need to be the 4th horseman of the group. Real fans known the 3rd. Peace to dj trackstar

  14. Brandon Dalley says:

    How they mix grimy early 90’s and sound so current really speaks to thier genius. RTJ forever.

  15. Dadity says:

    Those 4 years of French are finally coming in handy

  16. OWX MUSIC says:

    Zack de la Rocha is the 3 official-unofficial member of RTJs.

  17. Daniel Irvine says:

    I would like to believe that killer Mike as actually a joy division fan

  18. Liyah Cooper says:

    “You want maximum stupid, I am the guy.” Never have I identified with lyrics more lmao

  19. Erik Boyd says:

    I’m trying to figure out how RTJ started with a legendary album and manages to get better with each sequel.

  20. Trufe_about_Gaming says:

    Did we just arrive at Navaro’s house?

    • Guttavellie says:

      Trufe_about_Gaming Oh my thank you im sitting here trying to figure out where this was from. And that was unexpected

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