“Occasionally, I make a beat that demands a specific vocal treatment and attitude,” he explains. “In the case of ‘Nobody Speak,’ I wasn’t going to settle for anyone other than Run The Jewels; in my mind, it was them or no one. Fortunately, they agreed, and they took the track to a place I could never get to on my own. That’s the definition of a rewarding collaboration.”
He was right. El-P and Killer Mike delivered. El-P sets the mood with the insane line, “I will punch a baby bear in his shit,” right off the bat. Then Killer Mike adds, “Pet your momma on the booty, kick the dog, fuck your bitch. Fat boy dressed up like he’s Santa and took pictures with your kids.” Holy shit. Do we laugh along or run in the opposite direction? This is crazy. Listen below.