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Danny Brown gets political in 'Pneumonia' video

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Danny Brown shared a music video Thursday morning for “Pneumonia.” The track is the second from the Detroit rapper’s latest album, Atrocity Exhibition, to receive a visual treatment, and the first since the record dropped in late September.

The “Pneumonia” clip primarily depicts Brown suspended and pulled in multiple directions by chains. The scene is interspersed with archival footage of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, as well as lo-fi video of a suit-wearing Brown standing behind a lectern.

That Brown’s songs have distinctive visual accompaniments is unsurprising — in August, he emphasized his love of film in an interview with EW. “I always watch a lot of Quentin Tarantino movies; the way he sequences his scenes and stuff, I try to do that with my songs,” Brown said. “I’ve watched Hateful Eight, like, 50 times already — I have it on f—ing Blu-Ray and s—.”

Brown is currently on tour in support of Atrocity Exhibition. See the “Pneumonia” clip below.