Beyoncé’s Lemonade is getting all kinds of love this week, but there’s another visual album now playing that deserves some shine. That would be The Impossible Kid from New York emcee Aesop Rock (not to be confused with A$AP Rocky, please), who enlisted director Rob Shaw to produce a shot-for-shot remake of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining using miniature dolls (are those Fisher-Price’s Little People?) and sets.
The intricate re-creation makes the perfect soundtrack for Rock’s complex and dexterous rhyme schemes; you might recall that in 2014 the rapper was crowned king of “The Largest Vocabulary in Hip-Hop.” Now he’s king of the craftiest film-themed music video we’ve seen in a long, long time. Come and play it above.
The Impossible Kid drops Friday.