“Oh no, hide everything!” an animated Ozzy Osbourne shouts at Post Malone before they ditch a mound of cocaine and hit the road in an adrenaline-filled new video for their “It’s a Raid” collaboration.
The song is featured on Osbourne’s 2020 album, Ordinary Man, the star’s first new solo music in almost 10 years. At a SiriusXM listening party last year to celebrate the album’s release, Ozzy recounted the song’s inspiration. While recording Black Sabbath’s Vol. 4 in Bel Air, California, he accidentally triggered the home’s security alarm — which led to police surrounding the home. He recalled having “piles of marijuana and cocaine,” and “shouting, ‘It’s a f–kin’ raid,’ before hiding the drugs and ingesting cocaine while hiding in one of the home’s bathrooms.”
The accompanying cartoon clip finds the duo leaving that Bel Air house and leading cops on a high-speed pursuit through Los Angeles, passing iconic landmarks in the City of Angels before they ultimately get busted.
“A couple of years ago I didn’t even know who Post Malone was,” Osbourne said in a press statement. “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.”
The two previously collaborated on “Take What You Want” from Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding album.
Watch the “It’s a Raid” video below.