Premiere: Hear The Furious Collaboration Between Run The Jewels And Rage Against The Machine's Zack De La Rocha
The rap-metal hero returns to spar with hip-hop's angriest revivalists. Listen to "Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)" now on BuzzFeed.
La Rocha has recorded music only sporadically since Rage's last album over 14 years ago, including a one-off EP with The Mars Volta's Jon Theodore back in 2008. But he's a natural complement to the duo's vintage, back-and-forth lyrical bomb throwing.
The track, built over a tightly wound loop of De La Rocha's voice, cuts wide like a sawed-off shotgun, targeting politicians, prisons, preachers and everything in between. Asked by BuzzFeed News via email what message he hoped the song would deliver, El-P had this to say: "We will burn this motherfucker down if shit don't change."