Forest Whitaker didn't have an eyepatch on when he starred as the samurai assassin in the 1999 cult classic Ghost Dog. World's Fair member Lansky Jones just underwent a surgery called collagen cross-linking for a corneal disease called keratoconus and wants to spread awareness of the disease in hopes to finding a cure; it does add some charm to his newest visual, though. In the video for "Flock," Jones finds himself on Brooklyn rooftops interacting with homing pigeons in the same coups Mike Tyson used to frequent.
Lansky left us with some thoughts via email:
Similar to the Remy Banks-directed, Michael Rapaport and Statik Selektah-assisted "Eleven Madison Park," which dropped last month, Drew Milo, the director of "Flock" achieved that cinematic approach I look for and will continue to push in future visuals to come. The song deals with the importance of individuality, and yeah, I tackle the subject lightheartedly, but during the time of its inception this is just how the words fell on the page. Shout-out Gramz and Starcity and everyone else for their performances. There is more on the way.
The flock of birds play as an analogy for the the song's thesis: be original instead of being a fucking bird.