WATCH THIS: The Weeknd “The Knowing”

Abel Tesfaye Takes Emperor Haile Selassie Back To The Future

The Weeknd is an enigmatic Ethiopian youth based in Canada who’s mesmerized the R&B world with his trippy mixtapes and a glorious guest spot on Drake’s album Take Care. Today he dropped a visionary video for “The Knowing” from his House of Balloons mixtape that opens with the overthrow of Emperor Haile Selassie and fast-forwards to the year 16311 A.D. on the planet Ethio X. Deep as we thought this dude was, he’s clearly on some next-level ancient futuristic shit. The clip was directed by filmmaker Mikael Colombu in sumptuous 2D Jankyvision. No point trying to explain any further. Best you just check it for yourself. Then you too will know everything. Everything. Run that…

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