Video: SL Jones - "Paper Cuts" (Directed by Motion Family)
Courtesy Audible Treats.
Directed by Motion Family, whose own recent work includes videos for the likes of Big K.R.I.T., Yelawolf, and others, the video offers stark depictions of street life, visuals that SL purposely kept natural to his surroundings. "I wanted to keep things pretty straight forward; the video was inspired by life," explains SL. "We shot it in the real trap; I'm with my real homies. Beautiful women in the kitchen – real Pyrex." But despite all the "shoe box money," as Jones calls it, SL isn't using the video to purport any images of grandeur; the song actually places SL in the role of packing and transporting someone else's dirty fortunes. "At the end of the day, counting money is still a job and somebody's gotta do it," notes SL. "Even if all that money doesn't belong to you, it's business. The bank teller doesn't own all the money in the bank."