Famed producer DJ Shadow
has released a hilarious new video for "Nobody Speak," a hard-hitting track featuring some rap battling courtesy of Run the Jewels
. The video itself takes the battling concept pretty literally, as it shows a civil political debate become the stage for spitting rhymes and dropping (word) bombs. After insults fly between the two opposing leaders in the form of Killer Mike and EI-P's rap verses, the Dr. Strangelove
-like conference room turns into a blood-fueled chaotic brawl. Grown adults beating the shit out of each other, papers and feathers strewn everywhere, chickens and pigs showing up for some reason...Basically any way this meeting could have gone wrong, went wrong, and it's freaking hysterical.
The video is a simple concept, but it's still a lot of fun to watch, and given the current approval rate of our US Congress, some may find a sense of catharsis in watching politicians try to stab each other with the American flag. Although to be fair, this meeting is probably still more productive than actual US Congressional meetings. Check out the "Nobody Speak" video right here, and check out DJ Shadow's new record, The Mountain Will Fall
, out right now.