Nabil is one of music’s most prolific and highly-acclaimed film directors. Though he has a long-standing relationship with hip-hop acts like Kanye West and Frank Ocean, his latest music video is one of his first projects within the electronic music realm. Admittedly, “Higher” is drawn from urban roots (given Jay Z is featured on the single), however, you’d be hard-pressed to find any other hip-hop qualities within this hard-hitting trap tune.
For the video, Nabil has chosen to focus his efforts on an ancient Indian martial art. The video follows a young, aspiring martial artist as attempts to make a name for himself by demonstrating his value to the older, more experienced members of society. When things turn sour, though, he must form a collective of his own and combat the drunken posse that includes his mortal enemy.
Watch the video below to see how it all plays out: