It was a unreal experience to work with the legendary rapper Jay.Z and Mark Romanek. I have created numerous background painting as well as environment design on this music video. The video uses a style similar to the Censored Eleven cartoons, depicting several well-known stereotypes associated with African Americans. Among other things, the video touches on African American culture, various roles within the black community, and how the black community is affected by money. The video was ranked the best music video of 2017 by Rolling Stone.


Design & Animation: The Mill
Character Animation: Titmouse
Director: JAY-Z & Mark Romanek via Anonymous Content
Managing Director: Rani Melendez
Executive Creative Director: Phil Crowe
Executive Producer: Elizabeth Newman
Producer: Daniel Midgley
Production Coordinator: Lauren Wesley
Creative Director: Lisha Tan
Lead Character Design: Rustam Hasanov
Art Director: Tim Devlin
Title Design: Ilya Abulkhanov
Designers: Nathan McKenna, George Fuentes, Ren Chen, Lisha Tan, Amy Graham
Animators: Justin Demetrician, Woosung Kang, Kyle Moore, Mikhail Pakhomov, Tim Devlin, Evan Parsons
3D Modeling: Sasha Vinogradova
2D Lead Artist: John Shirley
Storyboard Artist: Vince Wei
Producer: Ben Kalina
Animation Director: Mike Roush
Production Manager: Brendan O’Connor
Animation: Matt Augustin, Roberto Rosi, Richard Mather, Thom McDonnell, Daran Carlin-Weber
Animation: Jonathan Peartree, George Chung, Adam Temple, Brian Pak, Mike McCraw, Dante Buford, Marius Alecse, Connie Chan
CleanupJan Naylor, Yi Song, Carl Aspuria, Anthony Parrotta
Editor: Paul Martinez
Assistant Editor: Pete Dandrea