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Run The Jewels Are Recording With Massive Attack

Run The Jewels were in the studio with Massive Attack yesterday, as Pitchfork points out. "So... no big deal or anything. not bragging a lot. just talking here," El-P tweeted. Killer Mike followed that up with a pair of Instagrams of the two duos working together. "In studio with @massiveattack vibe'n to #BruceSpringsteen… More »

By: James Rettig / February 21, 2015

Run The Jewels – “Lie, Cheat, Steal” Video

Run The Jewels' RTJ2 was our favorite album of last year, and if they end up making videos for every song on the record, we will not complain. They've already made clips for "Blockbuster Night Part 1" and "Oh My Darling Don't Cry," and today they've debuted the clip for "Lie,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 28, 2015

Hear The First Teaser From Meow The Jewels, Which Will Feature Lil Bub

Meow The Jewels has begun. Yesterday, El-P tweeted that he got the first library of cat sounds for the project courtesy of famous internet cat Lil Bub. He also shared a few teasers of what his contribution is going to sound like via Instagram, commenting "oh my god what am I doing with my… More »

By: James Rettig / January 24, 2015

Watch Run The Jewels Give Advice To Teenage Girls

Rookie's Ask A Grown series, in which celebrities answer teenage girls' advice-column questions, is a consistent delight, especially when the celebrities in question are cool. Killer Mike and El-P are perhaps the coolest motherfuckers in the universe, which makes them ideal subjects for Ask A Grown. Rookie just posted their video for the series,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2015

Watch Run The Jewels Blaze Through “Lie, Cheat, Steal” On Conan

Goddam, what a great night for music on late-night TV last night was. We already posted the glorious vision that was the reactivated Sleater-Kinney on Letterman. That should be enough! But we also got Run The Jewels, the group who made our favorite album of last year, on Conan. In a casually intense… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2015

Work On Run The Jewels 3 Begins Next Month

Killer Mike and El-P barely wasted any time between finishing their first Run The Jewels record and commencing work on the second one. It seems they're keeping that work ethic strong: NME reports that during a fan Q&A Tuesday at Rough Trade East in London, Killer Mike announced that work on RTJ3More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 11, 2014

Read An Excerpt From El-P’s Steven Seagal Fan Fiction

I have met El-P face-to-face exactly once, and during that one meeting, we ended up spending enough time on the Hard Target-vs.-Surviving The Game conversation that I'm pretty sure we bored everyone around us. He is a man who knows things about '90s action movies. And as such, he's a self-professed Steven Seagal superfan, a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2014

Run The Jewels, YG, And The Magnetic Appeal Of Male Friendship

Anyone can do something once. The early announcements on rap blogs, like this one from HipHopDX, were innocuous enough: "After the critical and commercial success of 2012's R.A.P. Music, Atlanta, Georgia's Killer Mike and Brooklyn, New York's El-P are taking it one step further. While Mike already confirmed a follow-up to the album o… More »

By: David Grossman / December 5, 2014

Run The Jewels – “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry” Video (NSFW)

Earlier today, Stereogum named Run The Jewels' RTJ2 as the year's best album. It is a beast of a thing, and songs as frantic and layered as the ones on that LP can support a few different interpretations. RTJ's last video, for "Blockbuster Night Part 1," was a bleakly comic vision of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2014

Run The Jewels – “Blockbuster Night Part 1″ Video

Run The Jewels, the duo of Killer Mike and El-P, released their monstrous RTJ2 album a couple of weeks ago, and now they've made a video for "Blockbuster Night Part 1," the hard-pounding first single. In the video, Mike and El play fuckup emergency medical technicians, piloting an ambulance through a foggy Atlanta… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 20, 2014

Watch Run The Jewels Meet The Fan Behind Meow The Jewels Kickstarter

Now that Meow The Jewels is officially happening, it's time to get down to business. We've already seen El-P audition some cats for the honor of being sampled on the remix album, and now the inimitable duo have shared a video that documents their meet-up with Phoenix call center worker Sly Jones, the… More »

By: James Rettig / November 14, 2014

Watch Run The Jewels Lead A “Suck My Dick, Sun Kil Moon!” Chant At Fun Fun Fun Fest

Run The Jewels and Sun Kil Moon played opposite each other at this weekend's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, which ended up being the perfect situation to play off of the incident that kicked off Mark Kozelek's infamous beef with the War On Drugs. During Run The Jewels' set, El-P recounted a run-i… More »

By: James Rettig / November 9, 2014

Until The Ribbon Breaks – “Revolution Indifference” (Feat. Run The Jewels) Video

Hey, new Run The Jewels music! And a video too! UK electronic rock band Until The Ribbon Breaks recruited Killer Mike and El-P to guest on their sleek, moody, ominous single "Revolution Indifference" and to co-star in the video. It's definitely a smoother sound than we're used to from the typically jagged RTJ, but the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 3, 2014

Watch Run The Jewels Pour Their Hearts Into “Early” On Letterman

Run The Jewels capped off a very busy week with their network television debut, performing RTJ2 standout "Early" on Letterman with Boots, DJ Trackstar, and skeleton-faced backup singers in tow. It was as powerful as you'd expect, the rowdiest rap duo in the land turning down to detail some ugly experience… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 1, 2014

Album Of The Week: Run The Jewels RTJ2

I don't know how this is even possible, but Run The Jewels are getting better. They were already a mean motherfucking machine last year, when Killer Mike and El-P got together for their self-titled RTJ debut. These two guys, with vastly different backgrounds but similar mentalities and complementary visions, had somehow found each other. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 28, 2014

Run The Jewels Announce Global Graffiti Project, Rough Trade NYC In-Store

Run The Jewels is nothing if not an example of how old-school foundational hip-hop can adapt for the future without compromising its essence. So it makes sense that in addition to the duo's MC-and-DJ-based musical onslaught, they've commissioned a worldwide graffiti project called Tag The Jewels. More than 30 artists across six continents were invited… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 27, 2014

Run The Jewels – “Blockbuster Night Pt. 2″ (Feat. Despot & Wiki)

As mentioned in our Run The Jewels cover story, a sequel to the thunderous "Blockbuster Night Part 1" exists. It's officially an iTunes bonus track, but it's out there now. And like everything else these guys have graced us with, it hits hard. Despot and RatKing member Wiki contribute guest verses. Hear "Blockbuster… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 26, 2014

The Psyche Of Jaime & Mikey: Inside Run The Jewels 2

Killer Mike and El-P are crushing, as Killer Mike and El-P are wont to do. On a brisk, sunny Friday afternoon in San Francisco, the hip-hop duo known as Run The Jewels is on a giant stage in front of several thousand festival-goers at Golden Gate Park. Having entered to the triumphant strains of "We… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 24, 2014

Download Run The Jewels RTJ2

RTJ2, the second album from the Killer Mike/El-P rap juggernaut Run The Jewels, was not supposed to come out until Monday. But El suddenly dropped the free-download album, a legitimate contender for Album Of The Year, two hours ago, in the middle of the fucking effing night. (Maybe he wanted to make sure you'd… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 24, 2014

Watch El-P Audition Cats For Meow The Jewels

Meow The Jewels started as a goof, and now it's gonna be an album. It's still a goof, obviously -- you can't watch this trailer and expect otherwise. Same goes for the new video of El-P "auditioning" cats at Brooklyn's BARC Animal Shelter: "No? Nothing? Do you like rap?" El ask… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 21, 2014
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