Music Video Favorite: El-P “Smithereens” dir. Cassidy Gearhart

By Dorian Tocker

Blood. Lots of it. Filmed in super-slo-mo glory, the video features indie-hip-hop trailblazer El-P (rapper, producer, owner of record label Def Jux, and one of my favorite artists), snarky as ever in an orange jumpsuit and being subjected to an array of horrible, Rove-Cheney-style tortures (not quite water-boarding here, just drowning). Released back in 2007, the video is a clear criticism of the Bush administration and its policies regarding GTMO.

Due to the graphic nature of the video, those of you who are squeamish might not want to watch. At least not during lunch.

The video was directed by Cassidy Gearhart and produced by Julian King of In Secret Agreement.

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