Dave East unveiled his first project of the new year, Paranoia 2, earlier this week, which follows the first EP in the series released back in August. To coincide with the release of his new material, East revisited his first Paranoia project to give the standout street tale “The Hated” the visual treatment.
Instead of rolling out a traditional music video, East gifted fans a 10-minute short-film about two New York drug dealers named Anthony and Cory and the drama that ensues with their lifestyle.
The Kid Art-directed film opens with East and his partner tied up in a home as they’re interrogated by a heard of police officers toting guns. The next clip shows a man covered in blood as someone removes his chain, seemingly distraught by the events that transpired up until that moment. As the story unfolds, Anthony and Cory get tied up in a street feud leading up to Cory’s death at the end of the video.