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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / April 24, 2015 - 4:22 pm

Killer Mike’s Invited To The 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Killer Mike will be attending this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, which takes place this Saturday, just a day after he's scheduled to give a talk on race relations at the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology. He'll be there on behalf of The Huffington Post. Fellow musicians on the VIP list include Ciara, Gladys Knight, Pete… More »

By: James Rettig / April 22, 2015 - 7:44 pm

Killer Mike – “Ric Flair” Video

Yesterday was Killer Mike's birthday -- what's a more appropriate birthday for the rapper than 4/20! -- and, in celebration, he shared an unreleased video for "Ric Flair," a track off of his 2011 album Pl3dge. It was directed by Travis Nelson, and starts off with the titular pro wrestler projected onto buildings in downtow… More »

By: James Rettig / April 21, 2015 - 7:47 am

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 Jones and was produced by El-P and Little Shalimar. The RSD release also includes the RTJ bonus track "Pew Pew Pew," RTJ2's "Love Again" (which got left off the original… More »

By: James Rettig / April 18, 2015 - 2:24 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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 »

By: Stereogum / April 3, 2015 - 5:02 pm

MNDR – “Lock & Load” (Feat. Killer Mike)

Nas' Mass Appeal imprint is quietly assembling an army of a roster with artists who can simply spit their asses off. As the label is steadily expanding its portfolio, its introduction to the video-game world is yet another example of its firepower. Today, the label hits us with "Lock & Load," the first single from… More »

By: Collin Robinson / April 2, 2015 - 11:55 am

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 El-P's lyrics eerily predicted the pattern of white police officers' repeated deadly violence against unarmed black men, Mike's thoughtful CNN appearances and Billboard op-ed, the powerful speech Mike gave i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 26, 2015 - 11:11 am

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 the event, it looks like the person in question walks up onto the stage and attempts to punch one of them, but is intercepted and chased off the stage by… More »

By: James Rettig / March 16, 2015 - 9:56 pm

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 n Such. More »

By: James Rettig / February 21, 2015 - 11:07 am

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, Cheat, Steal," the monster… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 28, 2015 - 11:24 am

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 life"… More »

By: James Rettig / January 24, 2015 - 1:45 pm

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, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2015 - 3:49 pm

Read Killer Mike’s MLK Op-Ed For OkayPlayer

Killer Mike has written an op-ed for OkayPlayer in honor of Martin Luther King Day, reflecting back on King's legacy and urging people to continue spreading his message and mission. "Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Revolutionary, simple and plain. He did not get to live a regular life and have an 86th Bornday. He… More »

By: James Rettig / January 19, 2015 - 6:24 pm

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 performance, Killer… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2015 - 8:36 am

Watch Young Thug, Killer Mike, Danny Brown, Pusha T, & Dozens More On 42-Minute Posse Cut “The Rap Monument”

Up until today, the Game's 13-minute, 25-rapper "One Blood" remix has been the final word in absurd, overlong rap posse cuts. But now Noisey & Hennessy have outdone it by putting together the 42-minute, 36-rapper "The Rap Monument." The new track has verses from a deeply ridiculous number of rappers. Plenty of them are relative… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 18, 2014 - 2:16 pm

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 RTJ3 begins in January. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 11, 2014 - 10:59 am

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 on the… More »

By: David Grossman / December 5, 2014 - 9:59 am

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 EMTs who could… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2014 - 12:35 pm

Read Killer Mike’s USA Today Op-Ed About Using Rap Lyrics In Criminal Trials

Killer Mike already penned one powerful op-ed this year, opining on the Ferguson crisis for Billboard. Now he's teamed with University Of Richmond assistant professor Erik Nielson to write a piece for USA Today about the use of rap lyrics in criminal trials. Titled "Rap's poetic (In)justice," the essay is occasioned by the Supreme Court… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 1, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Watch Killer Mike’s Speech About The Ferguson Grand Jury Onstage In St. Louis

Killer Mike has been an eloquent, passionate voice in the wake of the Ferguson shooting, and that continued last night. By sheer coincidence, Run The Jewels happened to be performing at the Ready Room in St. Louis on the same night a Grand Jury voted not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 25, 2014 - 7:40 am
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