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'No Church In The Wild' ASL Video: Mark Nakhla, Greg Faxon And Sam Choi Sign To Kanye West, Jay-Z

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UPDATE: Editor's note: After publication, this article was met with a strong reaction from the ASL-speaking community. Many members of the community have objected to the video on the grounds that it features incomprehensible signs. The creators of the video, for their part, say their interpretation of ASL was meant as a tribute, not an insult. The Huffington Post is reaching out to representatives on both sides of the debate and will publish a follow-up article in the coming days.

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Kanye West and Jay-Z better watch their throne (ding!), because this interpretive ASL version of "No Church in the Wild" is pretty incredible.

Mark Nakhla, along with his two friends, Greg Faxon and Sam Choi, filmed themselves signing -- and dancing -- along to the Watch The Throne track. Choi, who takes on Frank Ocean's middle verse, combines sign with dance.

"His choreography in this song includes sign with dance and is probably one of the coolest things I've seen in a while," Nakhla wrote on his YouTube page.

In September, High 5 Collective, experts at guerrilla music video making, released an unofficial video of "No Church in the Wild" and put their own spin on the ominous track.

Watch Nakhla's ASL cover of Drake's "Headlines" below.

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