Ozzy Osbourne's 2020 album, Ordinary Man, was notable for many things — being very good, for one, the first time in quite a while that's happened — including a couple of cameos from rapper Post Malone.
The record's biggest single, "Take What You Want," got most of the hype, but the album's closer, "It's a Raid," a fast-paced punk metal charger, features a Post Malone verse, too. And it's that song which now gets the animated treatment for a new music video.
Almost a year on from the release of their awesome joint single It's A Raid, Ozzy Osbourne and Post Malone have shared a new animated video for their 2020 collaboration.
The animated video for 'It's A Raid', which was directed by Tomas Lenert, features cartoon versions of Osbourne and Malone in a drug-filled recording studio, then flee by car when the cops show up. Our two protagonists are seen riding through the streets of LA while being chased by police.
The song was inspired by a real incident in Bal Air, California while Osbourne and Black Sabbath were recording their "Vol. 4" album. Osbourne triggered the home's security system which causes police to surround the house. In an interview with SiriusXM, Osbourne recalled having "piles of marijuana and cocaine," and shouting, 'It's a raid,' before hiding the drugs and ingesting cocaine while hiding in one of the home's bathrooms.
It's A Raid marks the second time the Osbourne collaborated with Post Malone, after Osbourne appeared on the track 'Take What You Want' from the rapper and producer's 2019 album Hollywood's Bleeding.
Ordinary Man is Osbourne's first new solo music in almost 10 years. The star is currently working on the follow-up to 'Ordinary Man' with Malone collaborator Andrew Watt, and added in the aforementioned statement: "[I] can't wait for everyone to hear my new music."
Malone, meanwhile, was announced this week as the headliner of a special virtual live show which is being held to mark the 25th anniversary of Pokémon.