Earlier this month, bootlegger ToToM released "El-Q:" a new mash-up album pairing vocals from various Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures songs, with beats from New York MC El-P, a.k.a. one half of rap duo Run the Jewels. If you've ever wondered what a boom-bap take on "No One Knows" would sound like, now's your chance!
Both artists showed their appreciation for ToToM's tribute on Twitter April 3rd, with El-P writing: "Someone did a mash up album of @qotsa vocals over various music i've made and it's kind of awesome. Thanks for this weird gift, @boototom." Queens of the Stone Age, in turn, tweeted a link to El's shout-out, captioned by a single fire emoji. (You know what they say: a emoji speaks a thousand — or per Twitter regulations, 280 — characters.)
Queens of the Stone Age are currently on tour supporting their seventh album Villains, which came out last year. It's worth pointing out that Run the Jewels have played with Queens in the past, and will open for the band at London's Finsbury Park on June 30th. Given how Homme and El's respective shout-outs, perhaps someone could convince them to perform some of ToToM's mash-up tracks live?
Stream El Q in full below.