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Wiz Khalifa Releases Head Turning 'Raw' Video


. (Radio.com) Scene: a black and white morass of churning bodies, colors polarized to an alien hue. A man stands above them, on a pillar in a warehouse. He wears camo sweatpants. The white outline of his dreads sprout from his head like palm fronds. Smoke spews from his mouth.

He is, obviously, Wiz Khalifa, and you're watching his latest video, for the song 'Raw" off his recent album Blacc Hollywood. The video comes with an epilepsy warning, and it's not to be taken lightly: director Gerard Victor pulled no punches when it comes to flashing lights, turning otherwise pedestrian concert footage into a nightmarish environment.

It's not for the faint of heart, either. 'How can anyone actually watch this? its literally impossible," remarks a concerned Youtube commenter. Near the end a mysterious girl peers directly at the camera through the murk. Think Fritz Lang's Metropolis meets Datpiff, through a MacBook Photobooth filter. Let's call this what it is: far-reaching and moderately successful abstract video art, with a tangential connection to a famous stoner rapper. 2015 is looking up. Watch it here.

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