Wednesday, February 11, 2009 | Posted in ,

"Nothing Left to Say", reportedly Cage's response to a dead friend, is even more unhinged, Cage just ranting in spoken-word near-gibberish until the beat kicks in hard a minute and a half in.

Cage isn't rapping about scalping motherfuckers anymore, and he's lost a certain devil-may-care shock-rap joyousness in his transition to freaked-out adulthood. But "Nothing Left to Say" still drips with catharsis, partly because of Cage's own spittle-flecked intensity but mostly because of El-P's beat, which starts out as an ominous synth-tone wobble and turns into a disorienting industrial clatter. If and when Shia LaBoeuf ever gets around to making that Cage biopic he's been kicking around for a while, this one might soundtrack some sort of hitting-rock-bottom montage.

Listen/Download: Nothing Left To Say (Prod. by El-P)

New album, Depart From Me; due 06/29/09 on Definitive Jux.
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