Throwback Thursday 1994: Slick Rick (feat. Warren G.) “Behind Bars”

It was total happy accident that I came across this video last week. Though the animation may hint at its 20 year age, the context and the song are still pretty awesome. I really like the pencil drawn quality of the animation and the transitions are so cool. The video was released while Slick Rick was in prison for attempted murder, and the video tells the story of his problems with the law and his subsequent incarceration. And as with most hip hop videos, it’s pretty anti-police. Can’t find the animator, but if you know please let me know in the comments section.


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