DJ Shadow/ Run The Jewels Live on Jimmy Fallon

Nobody Speak“Picture this..I’m a bag of dicks”. Yes, this went down Tuesday night on Jimmy Fallon as DJ Shadow featuring Run The Jewels were the performing guest on the late night talk show. Shadow a not so stranger to the late night realm (remember his appearance with Q-Tip & Lateef on Letterman?) returned to the stage, turntables and all, ok a CDJ that most likely contained the backing track, and straight killed it with El-P and Killer Mike to perform “Nobody Speak” off of the new record The Mountain Will Fall. Shadow, who has continually evolved since 1996’s Entroducing, is back at it again with beats and cuts we all have grown to love. Along with part of the horn section from the Tonight Show, Ian Hendrickson Smith and David Guy, the performance is one of the best we’ve seen on the show in quite a while. First off, Run The Jewels hold it down in a big way. Their flow and back and forth rap, bouncing lyrics off of each other is something we definitely dig. Shadows cuts are on point, and although we definitely admire that he has branched out, embracing different styles throughout his career, we are definitely excited about this straight up hip hop approach on “Nobody Speak”. It will be interesting to hear how the rest of the record sounds. Shadow, an elder statesman in this game, rarely disappoints, so we will have to make a verdict see when the record is released June 24th on Mass Appeal Records. Let’s face it though, you can never go wrong with a Shadow record, and you’ll probably buy it anyway. 20 years in this game and the guy still has it in a major way. Check the video from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and a sneak peek of the record after.

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