Run The Jewels

Well, this has been an exciting couple of minutes! At pretty much the exact same moment that the Supreme Court was declaring the Defense Of Marriage Act unconstitutional, paving the way for federally-recognized gay marriage, super-intense headknock rap buddies El-P and Killer Mike released their feverishly anticipated free collaborative Run The Jewels album. I don’t mean to suggest that one thing is anywhere near as momentous as the other, but the cumulative effect of both leaves me pretty goddam excited this morning. El and Mike collaborated on two of last year’s best rap albums, Cancer For Cure and R.A.P. Music, and they’ve got a frantic and ferocious chemistry that brings out the best in both of them. We’ve already posted the Run The Jewels tracks “Get It” and “36″ Chain,” as well as the Big Boi collab “Banana Clipper,” and now the whole thing is up for download. Use the widget below to grab it, via Fool’s Gold.

Let’s all spend the whole rest of the day wilding out, OK?

Comments (20)
  1. This is exactly what I wanted it to be.


  3. Just finished my first listen.

    Truth is back in season!

    Who wants to sip Beefeater and play Uno?!

    • Do I need to make this a priority to download tonight, or can I wait a few days? I’m a little busy but I’ll make it happen right away if you tell me to.

      • If you listened to R.A.P. Music and Cancer 4 Cure last year then you can probably wait.

        Especially if it means you’ll be able to listen to it really loud! Also, the download comes with lyrics so you can take your time and have a fuckin’ read-a-long.

  4. Hip hop has had a good few weeks

  5. Ahhh! Ahhh! Ahhh! I’ve been waiting what feels like forever for this. Hurry up and download already!

  6. Fools gold tells me there are no downloads available at this time. the what?!

  7. ah. ya. wow. This album was just absolutely fucking INCREDIBLE. wow. What a pair.

  8. Just ordered the vinyl while waiting for the album to download haha… TOO EXCITED!!

  9. Yeezus, you have just been ejected from my CD player.

  10. Holy fuck… Perfect.

  11. This album is actually REALLY good, not that shouldn’t be all that surprising, but still…these collaborative things can tend to implode on impact. I fancy myself more of a Killer Mike fan than EL-P and whats (sorta) unique about this one is that there isn’t that hard edge EL-P tone to it like you generally got with Cancer for Cure. The two blend incredibly well together.

  12. I’ve had a chance to listen to this a couple of times, and I’m definitely getting an I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead vibe. Not that that’s a bad thing, since I love that album to death. Also, that last track? Geez. Just rip my heart out why don’t you?

  13. Killer Mike sure does love comparing himself to elephants.

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