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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 dates across the American south and midwest. No surprise there. Run The Jewels have been touring like fiends for the past few years straight, only taking quick breaks to record… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 27, 2015 - 11:51 am

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 Mike to record an all-cat-noises version of Run The Jewels 2, a number of big names have signed on to make those all-cat-noises remixes. And after posting one teaser, El-P… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 18, 2015 - 1:39 pm

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 full of great moments. Alongside hooksinger and Beyoncé collaborator Boots, the duo performed the song on Letterman shortly after the album’s release. And now the harsh, dystopic animated video for… More »

By: 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’s 2013 debut was, something about RTJ2 set their reputation the fuck off. Now, some of us wait with bated breath for their next single to drop, and El-P knows it. More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 14, 2015 - 3:31 pm

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 of anything like the War On Drugs beef, the duo led the crowd in a chant of “Suck my dick, Sun Kil Moon.” Even as they were issuing fellatio invitations,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 4, 2015 - 2:08 pm

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

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

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

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

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 - 1:05 pm

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

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 night. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 20, 2014 - 8:44 am

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 person who… More »

By: James Rettig / November 14, 2014 - 11:08 am

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-in he… More »

By: James Rettig / November 9, 2014 - 11:28 am
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