Ozzy Osbourne has shared an animated music video for his collaboration with Post Malone, “It’s a Raid.”
Osbourne’s breakneck metal track is lifted from his most recent solo album, 2020’s Ordinary Man. In the animated clip, the duo face the authorities, who’ve caught them in a house with suspicious circumstances. A frantic car chase follows as the two musicians flee, making for an expectedly bizarre music video.
As it turns out, the track and visual were both inspired by an intense moment Osbourne unintentionally created whilst recording Vol 4 with Black Sabbath in 1972. The band were recording in Bel Air, Los Angeles, when Osbourne noticed buttons on a wall and fiddled with them, thinking it was the air conditioning system. It turned out to be a duress button, resulting in cops surrounding the mansion, which was loaded with drugs and illegal paraphernalia, which Osbourne had to hastily ditch before they entered.
As for the unlikely musical partnership between Osbourne and Posty, the former admitted in a statement, “A couple of years ago I didn’t even know who Post Malone was. Since then we’ve worked together on two studio tracks and have performed together twice. Understandably COVID-19 made it difficult to get together to shoot a music video for ‘It’s a Raid’ so we opted for this wildly imagined animated video for the final single from the Ordinary Man album.”
This is not the first time that the rock titan and Post Malone have collaborated. Just over a year ago Travis Scott joined the pair on “Take What You Want,” which featured on Post Malone’s 2019 LP Hollywood’s Bleeding. It also appeared on Ordinary Man as a bonus track. Other tracks on Osbourne’s album include the Elton John-assisted title track, “Straight to Hell” and “Under the Graveyard.”
Watch the video for “It’s a Raid” here: