Mick Jenkins – “P’s & Q’s” (Video)


After sharing the first single from his forthcoming full length, Wave[s], Mick Jenkins is now sharing the Nathan Smith-directed video for the second track released from the project. The director spoke to NPR about the impressive video for “P’s and Q’s” stating:

“For the ‘P’s & Q’s’ video, we wanted to shoot something with a constant flow of motion to compliment Mick’s unending verse. I created the idea of Mick walking through a scene of complete chaos yet being unaffected by everything. To create that effect, I had Mick walk backwards from left to right through the entire scene as people pelted him with various items. That way, once we reversed the footage, Mick would look like the only person moving forward and everything would lift off of his body, leaving the chaos behind. Everything in the shot – the fire, water, even the train – was in-camera. We did no VFX whatsoever and the actual shot only took 15 seconds to film at 240fps, or 10 times slower than real-time. At the end of the video, the water bottle that floats into Mick’s hand symbolizes that his words and lyrics hold the truth amongst all the other nonsense people are exposed to.”