Nas and DJ Shadow, two artists at the top of their fields, have collaborated on a song for the soundtrack to season 4 of the HBO series “Silicon Valley.” Called “Systematic,” the track premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio. The premiere came to fruition with DJ Shadow apparently making good on a promise. As Pitchfork reported, Zane Lowe debuted the song after DJ Shadow tweeted to Lowe while he was on air saying, “Got that fire for you as promised.” It is indeed, fire. You can check out “Systematic” above.
DJ Shadow is currently in support of his latest album, The Mountain Will Fall, his first in five years. The record features collaborations with Run The Jewels, Nils Frahm, G Jones, Bleep Bloop and more. On April 12 Nas released another soundtrack song for the Netflix hip-hop series "The Get Down," which he narrates, titled “Angel Dust.” It will be interesting to see if we hear more from Nas this year. You can check out DJ Shadow’s tweet to Zane Lowe below.