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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Another week over, another exciting revelation to reckon with. Here's one: Did you know that there are actually four distinct species of giraffe? For a…
Stereogum | September 9, 2016 - 5:21 pm

2014 In Review

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…
Chris DeVille | December 5, 2014 - 9:59 am

Album Of The Week

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…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2014 - 5:09 pm

More El-P stories

Zack De La Rocha – “Digging For Windows” (Prod. El-P)

Around the time Rage Against The Machine first broke up in 2000, frontman Zack De La Rocha went to work on a solo album, recording…
Tom Breihan | September 8, 2016 - 8:41 am

DJ Shadow – “Nobody Speak” (Feat. Run The Jewels) Video

Earlier this year, DJ Shadow recruited Run The Jewels' Killer Mike and El-P to spit furious verses on "Nobody Speak," the best song on his…
Tom Breihan | August 24, 2016 - 9:05 am

El-P, Killer Mike Defend Ka After Attempted NY Post Hit Piece

The story of the Brooklyn rapper Ka is one of the great inspiring DIY stories in music right now. Ka, a former member of the…
Tom Breihan | August 22, 2016 - 9:47 am

El-P Reveals Winner Of Pokemon Freestyle Remix Contest

After mocking the Pokemon Go epidemic on Twitter over the weekend, El-P apologized to the Pokemon community and delivered a goofy Pokemon freestyle as his…
Chris DeVille | July 13, 2016 - 3:19 pm

El-P Apologizes To The Pokémon Community With A New Freestyle

Pokémon Go, the new augmented reality mobile game that's all the rage with the kids these days, involves a lot of wandering around while staring…
Peter Helman | July 10, 2016 - 5:26 pm

El-P Not Cool With Run The Jewels Movie Title

"Run the jewels" is a phrase that you might yell at somebody while committing a robbery. It's also -- and you probably already knew this…
Tom Breihan | June 22, 2016 - 9:16 am

The Veils – “Axolotl” (Prod. El-P) Video

Along with band member Atom Greenspan, El-P co-produced "Axolotl," the churning, Nick Cave-esque track from the London group the Veils. And today, we get to…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2016 - 10:49 am

Watch Run The Jewels & DJ Shadow Do “Nobody Speak” On The Tonight Show

This week, turntable auteur DJ Shadow returns with his new album The Mountain Will Fall. And for its first single, he recruited rap insurgents Run…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2016 - 8:53 am

The Veils – “Axolotl” (Prod. El-P) (Stereogum Premiere)

Last fall, London pop-noir rockers the Veils announced they were signing to Nettwerk Records, who would release their fifth LP, the follow-up to 2013’s Time
Pranav Trewn | June 2, 2016 - 10:00 am

Hear The Latest RTJ3 Teaser

Run The Jewels and Run The Jewels 2 were released a year-and-a-half apart, so it makes sense that we'd start itching for El-P and Killer…
James Rettig | May 31, 2016 - 4:24 pm

Run The Jewels Take Coachella With New Song “Scenes,” A Bernie Sanders Shoutout, And Many Surprise Guests

Run The Jewels had a big day at Coachella. Killer Mike has introduced Bernie Sanders at multiple rallies, and yesterday, the Democratic candidate returned the…
Peter Helman | April 17, 2016 - 12:43 pm

El-P, Despot, & Holy Ghost!’s Alex Frankel Open Jewish Deli In Brooklyn

El-P, Despot, and Holy Ghost!'s Alex Frankel are all co-owners of the new Jewish deli Frankel's, which opened up at 631 Manhattan Ave in Greenpoint,…
Peter Helman | April 2, 2016 - 8:07 pm

Watch An Adult Swim Short Soundtracked By Big Grams

Adult Swim has long done dope collaborations with rappers, from simple bumps to features on their various shows. Having a base in Atlanta, they have…
Collin Robinson | March 28, 2016 - 4:28 pm

El-P Says RTJ3 Is “Halfway Done,” 2016 Release Is “Achievable”

For a while now, El-P and Killer Mike have been working on their third album as Run The Jewels. We at Stereogum had dared to…
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2016 - 11:35 am

Run The Jewels – “Crown” Virtual Reality Video

Underground rap rulers Run The Jewels have a flair for the provocative. In real life, Killer Mike has been active in campaigning for Bernie Sanders,…
Collin Robinson | March 10, 2016 - 10:59 am

Run The Jewels Tease RTJ3 On Instagram

2016 is going to be a big year for rap events, and now there's another one to get excited about: The impending release of the…
Tom Breihan | February 12, 2016 - 10:33 am

Meow The Jewels – “Meowpurrdy” Video (Feat. Lil Bub, Maceo, & Delonte)

"Meowpurrdy" is the Meow The Jewels version of "Jeopardy," the crushing opener from Run The Jewels' 2014-dominating opus RTJ2. Like all the Meow The Jewels
Chris DeVille | January 26, 2016 - 11:24 am

Preview Another Few Seconds From Run The Jewels 3

We named Run The Jewels' self-titled debut the 12th best album of 2013, and a year later, we named RTJ2 the best album of 2014.
Peter Helman | December 27, 2015 - 5:17 pm

Watch Run The Jewels Rip Down The Jimmy Kimmel Live Outdoor Stage

Run The Jewels didn't release an album in 2015, but they've had a huge, dominant 2015 anyway, conquering every stage they stepped on and unleashing…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2015 - 8:40 am
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