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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 Run The Jewels’ Beats 1 radio show WRTJ last night, and you can preview it on Apple Music here or stream it below. More »

By: Peter Helman / July 25, 2015 - 2:08 pm

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 an impressive lineup of big-name talent to help out with cat noise-wrangling, including Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, Zola Jesus, Baauer, the Alchemist, and Dan The Automator, and now El-P has announced… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 23, 2015 - 7:57 pm

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 only cat noises if someone bought a $40,000 deluxe edition of the album, fans rallied and raised the money on Kickstarter, and El-P and Killer Mike committed. They rounded u… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 18, 2015 - 12:18 pm

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 Fantastic Four movie, which hits theaters 8/7. Read the tweets below. More »

By: Peter Helman / July 11, 2015 - 12:16 pm

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 Jewels and Mac DeMarco were both in town for the Field Day festival, and they both recorded their own sessions. In their episode, Run The Jewels and guest singer Boot… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2015 - 1:24 pm

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 soon enough, we’ll get to hear how every song on RTJ2 would sound if it was made entirely out of cat noises. The last thing we heard was a preview from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2015 - 1:35 pm

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 tracks “The Possum,” “Ali/Spinks 2” and “Garden Of Lavender.” It comes paired with an interview with El-P, and the two seem to have made up after a negative encounter that… More »

By: James Rettig / June 1, 2015 - 8:53 am

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
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