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Cults Take On An Actual Cult In New Music Video!

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Wow. We've never really seen anything like this - especially featuring this kind of subject matter!

Check out the new music video for the Cults' single Go Outside, off of the band's debut, self titled album, which features actual video footage taken from the famous religious cult led by Jim Jones, Peoples Temple, before the Jonestown Massacre.

According to a statement from director Isaiah Seret:

To tell the story of Cults' hauntingly beautiful track, "Go Outside", I was inspired to bring the band inside the world of Jim Jones' famous religious cult, Peoples Temple, and the eventual tragedy in Jonestown. Fortunately, when exploring the feasibility of this video I became acquainted with Fielding M. McGehee III, an expert on Peoples Temple history and the primary researcher for the Jonestown Archive. It is thanks to him and his encouragement that I was able to take on this project and through his support gained access to over two and half hours of home videos showing Peoples Temple in Jonestown. For this music video we didn't want to put a spin on the footage or the peoples lives—instead we wanted to re-tell and humanize their story. In order to achieve this we used a combination of stock footage, visual effects and other tricks to embed the band into the historical footage. This was achieved through my collaboration with my visual effects supervisor Bill Gillman and my cinematographer Matthew Lloyd. Lastly, I am moved to say when we completed the video we were able to preview it for some of the survivors of the Jonestown Massacre, who expressed their appreciation of our focus on the lives of the People's Temple members as opposed to exploiting the graphic images of the final tragedy.

In History and Memory,
Isaiah

Wow. Pretty powerful stuff.

And it fits PERFECTLY with the tone of the song - haunting, simple, and deeply sad, especially knowing what happened to many of those poor people.

We can't wait to see what else these guys do! We LOVE them!

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More Deets On Jim Jones' Arrest!

Filed under: Music MinuteBusted!

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Yesterday, we reported that Jim Jones, the rapper, was busted by the police for driving with a suspended license. Now, sources have revealed to us the circumstances of his arrest and where he was headed to in such a hurry.

Turns out, Jim was headed to a music video shoot yesterday for Everybody Jones, the next single off his new album, CAPO. It was while he was en route that he was sagged by the police. Fortunately for him, the judge issued a desk appearance ticket and released him immediately. He'll have to reappear in court at a later date, but for now, he was able to fly to Chicago for a show.

So long as he didn't get away scot-free, we're cool with this. Do the crime, pay the price…at some point.

[Image via WENN.]

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Rapper Jim Jones Arrested!

Filed under: Music MinuteLegal MattersBusted!

Jim Jones Arrested In NYC

Busted!

Jim Jones the rapper was arrested in NYC for driving on a suspended license! Not much else has been reported yet, but we hear that he's still in police custody.

Whomp whomp! Seems like an easy thing to avoid, Jim!

Make that phone call count!

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