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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 on the… More »

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. They’d… More »

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 strai… More »

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Meow The Jewels Is Ready For Mastering

Run The Jewels have taken what started as a joke all the way to the finish line -- Meow The Jewels is ready for mastering.
Caitlin White | August 26, 2015 - 10:16 am
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Run The Jewels Hit The Studio With Nas & Zack De La Rocha

Nas released Run The Jewels’ 2014-defining RTJ2 on his Mass Appeal label, and Zack De La Rocha guested on highlight-of-highlights “Close Your Eyes (And Count
Chris DeVille | August 24, 2015 - 2:16 pm
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Banksy Interviews Run The Jewels

Run The Jewels are performing at Banksy's pop-up "bemusement park" Dismaland in a couple of weeks, and ahead of that appearance, Banksy interviewed the hip-ho…
Peter Helman | August 22, 2015 - 11:22 am
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Killer Mike Speaks On Ferguson: “Riots Work”

Run The Jewels happened to have a show in St. Louis the night that a Ferguson grand jury declined to indict Officer Darren Wilson for…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2015 - 11:29 am
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El-P – “Another Body” (From Fantastic Four)

As previously announced, El-P contributed a Philip Glass-inspired instrumental track to the end credits of the new Fantastic Four movie. He premiered the composition during…
Peter Helman | July 25, 2015 - 2:08 pm
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Meow The Jewels Adds Massive Attack, Should Be Out In September

Last week, Run The Jewels debuted the Boots-produced "Meowrly," the surprisingly listenable first song from their gloriously bonkers Meow The Jewels remix project. They assembled…
Peter Helman | July 23, 2015 - 7:57 pm
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Meow The Jewels – “Meowrly”

The internet is always a crazy place, but sometimes it's crazy and great. After El-P made a joke about remaking Run The Jewels' RTJ2 using…
Peter Helman | July 18, 2015 - 12:18 pm
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El-P Scores New Fantastic Four End Credits

As Pitchfork reports, El-P and director Joshua Trank have revealed on Twitter that the Run The Jewels member scored the end credits of the new…
Peter Helman | July 11, 2015 - 12:16 pm
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Watch Run The Jewels, Mac DeMarco Perform In A London Taxi

In the long-running "Black Cab Sessions" online video series, artists perform their songs while sitting in the backseats of London taxicabs. Last week, Run The…
Tom Breihan | June 10, 2015 - 1:24 pm
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Hear Another Meow The Jewels Snippet

Run The Jewels' perfectly ridiculous, Kickstarter-funded benefit album Meow The Jewels continues to take shape. We still don't know when it's coming out, but soo…
Tom Breihan | June 4, 2015 - 1:35 pm
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Stream Sun Kil Moon Universal Themes + Read Mark Kozelek’s Interview With El-P

Sun Kil Moon's Benji followup Universal Themes is available to stream now, a day ahead of its official release. The new record features previously heard…
James Rettig | June 1, 2015 - 8:53 am
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Run The Jewels’ Fall Tour Poster Is Awesome

When Run The Jewels get done with their current European and North American mostly-festivals tour, they're hitting the road yet again, doing a string of…
Tom Breihan | May 27, 2015 - 11:51 am
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Hear Another Preview From Run The Jewels’ Meow The Jewels

The joke is coming closer and closer to being a real thing. After fans raised more then $40,000 on Kickstarter to convince El-P and Killer…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2015 - 1:39 pm
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Run The Jewels – “Early” (Feat. Boots) Video

Killer Mike's heartfelt, terrified opening verse from Run The Jewels' police-brutality freakout "Early" might be the single greatest moment on last year's RTJ2, and album…
Tom Breihan | May 15, 2015 - 11:16 am

Preview A Few Precious Seconds From Run The Jewels 3

We named Run The Jewels' second full-length, RTJ2, our number one favorite album of 2014, and we weren't alone. Regardless of how good the duo'…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 14, 2015 - 3:31 pm
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Sun Kil Moon’s Universal Themes Will Stream 6/1 With An Interview By El-P

At last year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest, Run The Jewels found themselves playing at the same time as Sun Kil Moon. And to get ahead…
Tom Breihan | May 4, 2015 - 2:08 pm
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Run The Jewels – “Bust No Moves” (Feat. SL Jones)

Run The Jewels have shared a new song for their Record Store Day exclusive 12". It's called "Bust No Moves" and features Arkansas rapper SL…
James Rettig | April 18, 2015 - 2:24 pm
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Run The Jewels – “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)” (Feat. Zack De La Rocha) Video

The release of Run The Jewels’ RTJ2 will always remind me of 2014’s tumultuous racial climate in the US — the way Killer Mike and…
Chris DeVille | March 26, 2015 - 11:11 am
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Run The Jewels Attacked Onstage At SXSW

During a performance at South By Southwest's Spotify House on Monday, Run The Jewels were attacked by someone from the audience. In video taken at…
James Rettig | March 16, 2015 - 9:56 pm
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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.
James Rettig | February 21, 2015 - 11:07 am
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