If you’ve been wondering where Rage Against The Machine frontman Zack De La Rocha has been these past few years since his incendiary rap metal band last stole Christmas, this new tune from rising hip-hop duo Run The Jewels will not quite solve that mystery. The major revelation here is that De La Rocha has not allowed his skills on the mic to dull over time. After RTJ emcees El-P and Killer Mike trade verses over one of El’s signature aggro tracks, De La Rocha delivers the final, blistering salvo on the appropriately titled, “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck).”
Fans of both De La Rocha and El-P (Company Flow) know the two have been threatening to collaborate musically for quite some time. In fact, El-P told Pitchfork that they have already recorded material together. Whether this cut proves to be the only such effort to see the light of day or the first of many to come, it does not disappoint.