J. Cole + Miguel Dole Out Violence in ‘Power Trip’ Video
J. Cole‘s video for ‘Power Trip,’ featuring Miguel, starts with a warning that it may be disturbing to some viewers. It’s ominous, but it also made us unable to look away. What takes place is beyond disturbing, since it’s a murder!
The vid is all narrative, as J. camps out in his several decades old ride, casing the house where Miguel and his woman reside, unaware that they are being watched.
Fast forward a day and J. and an associate deal with a cop pulling them over but letting them go despite finding a shovel in the trunk -for snow removal, no doubt.
Then there’s the fact that Miguel’s lifeless body is strapped to the roof of the vehicle. That detail isn’t clear until later when they ditch it in the woods. Nice going, officer.
It feels like an ep of ‘The Sopranos.’