While True Blood’s Lafayette Reynolds is known for his quick witted one-liners, his portrayer, Nelsan Ellis, has a different talent: spoken word.

In rapper Malachi’s new single, “New World (Part II: The Schizo Speaks),” Nelsan lends his voice around the 2:00 mark, playing what the artist calls a “schizophrenic homeless man who shares his view on what the world needs.”

“I am the beat that never sleeps; I am the heart that gets skipped over by dirty feet on hot concrete,” Nelsan says in the beginning of his monologue. “My cardboard box tells a story.”

Listen below to hear the entire track and then tell us what you think below!

Source: Malachi’s SoundCloud