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One of the videos getting a lot of notice this week is Calexico’s clip for “Falling From The Sky,” starring José González and an absolutely disgusting worm creature. I can recognize that it’s a very good video, but it’s not on this list, because I hate that fucking worm creature. It just skeeves me out. More »

Each of this week’s 5 Best Songs will send you skyward, albeit in very different ways. The tiny, fragile songs here are emotional behemoths, shooting off 10 different dialogues inside your head. And the celebratory tunes rightfully shout for themselves, prompting gleeful outpourings like head nods and body shakes and incendiary smiles. Trust us: Thi… More »

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 »

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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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Glasses Malone – “Thuggin'” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Killer Mike)

When we first heard Glasses Malone's "Thuggin'," Kendrick Lamar boasted the only feature. This new version includes a guest spot by Killer Mike, which elevate…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 5, 2015 - 10:31 am
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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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Watch Killer Mike Talk Rap And Racism On Tavis Smiley

Killer Mike is an amazing human being, and his well-articulated opinions about pretty much anything are always worth hearing. Last night, the rapper and activist…
Peter Helman | July 1, 2015 - 9:01 pm
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Killer Mike Shares Op-Ed On Confederate Flag Debate

If you've been anywhere remotely close to a news source this week, then you know that South Carolina lawmakers are embroiled in debate over whether…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 24, 2015 - 3:20 pm
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Watch Killer Mike Discuss Rachel Dolezal On The Nightly Show

If you've been anywhere near the internet in the past week, you've doubtless encountered the confounding saga of Rachel Dolezal, the white woman (white-born woman?)…
Tom Breihan | June 16, 2015 - 10:00 am
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Killer Mike Declares Himself A Write-In Candidate For Georgia’s State Legislature

Run The Jewels' Killer Mike declared himself a write-in candidate for state representative in Georgia's District 55 via Instagram today. The Atlanta native's activism ha…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 15, 2015 - 5:36 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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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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Watch Killer Mike On Snoop Dogg’s GGN Program

Did you know Snoop Dogg has his own online weekly talk show? I didn't! But he does -- it's called GGN (Double G News), and…
James Rettig | May 19, 2015 - 7:31 pm
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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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Watch Killer Mike’s Incredible Real Time With Bill Maher Appearance

Killer Mike should never stop rapping. He's the best at it. But if Killer Mike ever does stop rapping, he should immediately join the pundit…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2015 - 7:02 am
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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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Read Killer Mike’s Op-Ed About Baltimore

On Saturday night, Killer Mike was a guest at the White House Correspondents Dinner. At the same time that was happening, an hour's drive north,…
Tom Breihan | May 1, 2015 - 3:49 pm
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