Politicians Enter A Melee In DJ Shadow & Run the Jewels’ “Nobody Speak” Video

blame it on Patrick Glynn August 24, 2016

El-P and Killer Mike — especially the latter — have found their political lyrics and opinions reach larger influence and acclaim over the last couple years. Mike found himself out on the campaign trail a ton during Bernie Sanders’ presidential run, and the two aren’t shy about pointing out what’s fucked up in the world of politics.

While they don’t directly approach political and social issues during their latest sessions of trading bars on DJ Shadow’s “Nobody Speak,” the video solves that real quick.

The Sam Pilling-directed video pits two sides of the political aisle — old politicians and all — against each other in a massive brawl. It draws shades of Run the Jewels’ “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)” video, only with a bit more, uh, humor?

“It’s such a dope video,” Killer Mike told Mass Appeal, who premiered the video. “It’s what I really wish Trump and Hillary would just do and get it over with…And even in that fight I think Hillary would win – and that’s s not an endorsement.”

By the end, one politician nearly empaled another with an American flag before the length of the video didn’t quite let him.

DJ Shadow said the wanted a video a bit more tame.

“We wanted to make a positive, life-affirming video that captures politicians at their election-year best. We got this instead.”