DJ Shadow Unveils "Nobody Speak" Lyric Video, Performing On The Tonight Show
Since announcing his fifth studio album The Mountain Will Fall back in April, DJ Shadow has been gifting fans with cuts up until the project's official release on June 24. So far we've gotten the album's title track, the Run The Jewels-collaboration "Nobody Speak" and, most recently, the Nils Frahm-assisted track,"Bergschrund."
Now, courtesy of Pitchfork, the talented instrumental hip-hop producer has created a lyric video for "Nobody Speak," making it much easier to digest the back and forth fire-rhymes of El-P and Killer Mike. The track begins with a strummed guitar as a driving bass line takes its place, the drums building a groove as the rappers smoothly trade bars.
"I will punch a baby bear in his shit" declares El-P, with Mike one-upping him as he raps about kicking a lion in its crack. The rap heavyweights sound right at home on the track, as the font in the video emphasizes some of the more notable parts of each verse.
The Mountain Will Fall serves as DJ Shadow's first full-length album in five years, with the last one being 2011's The Less You Know, The Better. "Sometimes records are a struggle," the artist explained in an interview with Pitchfork. "This record I knew exactly what I wanted to get across."
The forthcoming project will feature 12 tracks (with an extra bonus one if purchased through iTunes) and includes guest appearances from Ernie Fresh, Matthew Halsall, G Jones and Bleep Bloop. If you've yet to check out any of the songs that have already dropped from The Mountain Will Fall, definitely check them out or, even better, watch DJ Shadow perform "Nobody Speak" alongside Run The Jewels on tonight's episode of the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Run The Jewels have also been busy this year, working on Run The Jewels 3, the highly-anticipated followup to last year's Run The Jewels 2.