Proving once again that there’s no genre he’s incapable of mastering, no collaboration he’s incapable of forging and no Instagram he’s incapable of posting, it was announced Monday (Nov. 4) that Diplo will curate the music in spots for Monday Night Football on ESPN for the rest of the 2019 season. His selections, according to a statement, are intended to “reflect the intensity and the storylines of select Monday Night Football matchups.”
Diplo’s first musical pick airs during Monday’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants, in a preview spot for next week’s matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers.
For the clip, the producer selected “Ruckus” — a collaborative track released last month by hip-hop artist Konata Small and Australian-born, LA-based producer Crispin — that’s intended to reflect “the emotion of this high-stakes division clash between these bitter NFC West rivals, in which fans can expect that Russell Wilson will look to continue his MVP season and lead the Seahawks to victory against Jimmy Garoppolo and the undefeated 49ers.” The track also makes an appearance in Fortnite Chapter 2, which dropped last month.
“This is the point in the season where it starts to get really exciting,” Diplo is quoted in the statement. “Dumb luck has ended and the true contenders are really being revealed. It’s a part of the season that tests not just the teams, but their fans as well — I feel like the energy of ‘Ruckus’ is a perfect match for where these two teams are right now.” Watch the clip below.
A longtime Philadelphia Eagles fan, Diplo was spotted thoroughly enjoying himself at the 2018 Super Bowl, where his team took home the Vince Lombardi Trophy. In other DipSports news, the producer attended last week’s basketball game between the Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves, where he hung out with Meek Mill and shot T-shirts out of a cannon.