DJ Shadow and Run The Jewels get political with ‘Nobody Speak’ video
Rap mavericks Run The Jewels made a killer cameo on DJ Shadow‘s stellar LP The Mountain Will Fall. DJ Shadow soon returned the favor, appearing onstage during the duo’s Coachella set to perform the track, “Nobody Speak.”
Yesterday, a series of posters appeared on the social media showing the trio in satirical political campaign posters with slogans like “I Ain’t Lying!” and “Unmentionably Fresh!”
Today, the video has arrived and it’s a hilarious effort involving a boardroom of subtly savage diplomats, all three musicians, and even a live pig. Needless to say, what begins with the suits lip-syncing the tracks lyrics quickly escalates into ungovernable melee. The action, directed by music video master Sam Pilling, is a hilarious piece of satire that roasts both sides of the aisle.
“We wanted to make a positive, life-affirming video that captures politicians at their election-year best,” said DJ Shadow in a press release. “We got this instead.”
Says Killer Mike of the action: “It’s such a dope video. It’s what I really wish Drumpf and Hillary would just do and get it over with… And even in that fight I think Hillary would win — and that’s not an endorsement.