Listen: DJ Shadow links up with Run the Jewels for “Nobody Speak”

El-P and Killer Mike trade bars over DJ Shadow’s best production in years


As a preview of his first studio album in five years, prominent DJ and producer DJ Shadow has teamed up with the rambunctious duo of El-P and Killer Mike, AKA Run the Jewels, for “Nobody Speak”. The cut is the second single off new album The Mountain Will Fall, released through Nas’ Mass Appeal Records, easily bringing Shadow’s production chops back into the spotlight as he provides a brassy hip hop Spaghetti-Western type soundtrack for the duo’s inimitable rhymes.

El-P favours the tongue twisters while Killer Mike just attacks the beat with force as per usual, both lifted by Shadow’s deft blend of jazz, hip hop, and electronica, anchored by a plucky riff that forms the beat’s groove. Listen to the track below and keep an eye out for The Mountain Will Fall, which will be released in June of this year. More info can be found HERE.