Jay-Z and Kanye West's "No Church in the Wild," the first track off the rappers' recent collaborative LP "Watch the Throne," has been visualized in the form of a violent new music video directed by Romain Gavras (M.I.A.'s "Bad Girls"). In the clip, a large group of street rioters engage in a brutal scuffle with police that grows worse and worse as it goes along.

It's all quite effective, and kudos must go to Gavras for bringing the nightmarish scenario to bone-crunching life. The visceral imagery here functions as a nice complement to the song's ominous tone.

My grade for the video: A-. After checking it out below, rate it for yourself at top left!

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.