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Ozzy Osbourne and Post Malone Are on the Run in Animated Video for “It’s a Raid”: Watch

The Ordinary Man visual is inspired by Ozzy's own run-in with the law

Ozzy Osbourne and Post Malone Share Animated Video for "It's a Raid"
Post Malone and Ozzy Osbourne in animated form, via YouTube
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    Ozzy Osbourne and Post Malone star in the animated video for the duo’s 2020 collaboration “It’s a Raid”. The track was released roughly a year ago as a single from Osbourne’s latest solo album, Ordinary Man, produced by Malone collaborator Andrew Watt.

    As the story goes, the inspiration for “It’s a Raid” harkens back to the druggy days of Black Sabbath’s Vol. 4 album. During the recording sessions, the band was enjoying some extra curricular activities at a Bel Air, California residence when they accidentally tripped the home’s security alarm found themselves surrounded by police.

    Osbourne recalled there being “piles of marijuana and cocaine.” He began shouting, “IT’S A F–KIN’ RAIIIIID,” in his own words, “before hiding the drugs and ingesting the cocaine while hiding in one of the home’s bathrooms.”

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    The story serves as the premise for Osbourne and Malone’s animated antics, beginning at the very Bel Air house in question. With the cops in pursuit, the duo lead a wild goose chase through the streets of Los Angeles, encountering a few tourist attractions along the way.

    Prior to the release of “It’s a Raid”, Ozzy had appeared on Post Malone’s song “Take What You Want”, which appeared on the hip-hop star’s 2019 album, Hollywood’s Bleeding.

    “A couple of years ago I didn’t even know who Post Malone was,” Osbourne said in a press statement. “Since then we’ve worked together on two studio tracks and have performed together twice. Understandably COVID-19 made it difficult to get together to shoot a music video for ‘It’s a Raid’ so we opted for this wildly imagined animated video for the final single from the Ordinary Man album.”

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    Osbourne and Watt have been in the studio working on the follow-up record while following daily COVID testing protocols. “[I] can’t wait to for everyone to hear my new music,” said Osbourne in the press release.

    The video for “It’s a Raid”, directed by Tomas Lenert, can be seen below. Pick up a copy of Ordinary Man via Amazon.

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