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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 »

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 Killer Mike and El-P got together for their self-titled RTJ debut. These two guys, with vastly different backgrounds but similar mentalities and complementary visions, had somehow found each other. They’d… More »

Killer Mike and El-P are crushing, as Killer Mike and El-P are wont to do.

On a brisk, sunny Friday afternoon in San Francisco, the hip-hop duo known as Run The Jewels is on a giant stage in front of several thousand festival-goers at Golden Gate Park. Having entered to the triumphant strains… More »

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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
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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
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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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Mark Kozelek Teases El-P Collab, Elliott Smith Cover, Piano/Vocal Album Feat. Mike Patton

Mark Kozelek followed his tumultuous 2014 with a tempestuous 2015, but as Kozelek tells it, 2015 has been "a wonderful year of playing music." So…
Chris DeVille | December 8, 2015 - 1:59 pm
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Run The Jewels Unveil Meow The Jewels Merch And “Pawcumentary”

I still can't believe Meow The Jewels actually ended up being a thing, but here we are a month out from its release. Today, El-P…
James Rettig | October 30, 2015 - 12:44 pm
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Run The Jewels – “Angel Duster” Video

One year ago today, Killer Mike and El-P released the best album of 2014, and to celebrate RTJ2's anniversary, the duo have just released a…
Peter Helman | October 24, 2015 - 4:49 pm
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Run The Jewels – “Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite)”

The last weekly song in this year's Adult Swim Singles program is here, and it's a big one. The latest track from Run The Jewels,…
Tom Breihan | October 5, 2015 - 12:04 pm
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Meow The Jewels – “Oh My Darling (Don’t Meow)” Video

Well, Run The Jewels finally did it. They released Meow The Jewels, an entire remix album on which the beats are made up of nothing…
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2015 - 12:38 pm
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Download Meow The Jewels For Free

Meow The Jewels, the feline-sampling remix of RTJ2 (last year's best album), is here. This cat rap project began as a joke deluxe edition of…
Scott Lapatine | September 25, 2015 - 10:31 pm
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Watch Run The Jewels Perform With Big Boi, T.I., Bun B, Gangsta Boo In Atlanta

Run The Jewels brought out a bunch of guests during their Music Midtown festival in Killer Mike's native Atlanta yesterday. Fellow ATLien Big Boi came…
Peter Helman | September 20, 2015 - 6:09 pm

Meow The Jewels – “Oh My Darling Don’t Meow”

The second full Meow The Jewels track is here! And like "Meowrly" before it, it features El-P and Killer Mike rapping over a beat made…
Chris DeVille | September 17, 2015 - 3:52 pm
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Watch Run The Jewels Announce More Exciting Spinoffs On Colbert

Run The Jewels are one of the most influential and important rap acts of the last decade, full stop. El-P and Killer Mike officially teamed…
Caitlin White | September 17, 2015 - 11:32 am
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Watch Run The Jewels & TV On The Radio Perform “Angel Duster” On Colbert

The week that they released their astonishing RTJ2 album, Run The Jewels gave an intense, triumphant performance of "Early" on Letterman. And now that the…
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2015 - 8:54 am
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Watch Run The Jewels Perform At Banksy’s Dismaland

Run The Jewels performed at Dismaland, Banksy's pop-up "bemusement park" in Weston-super-Mare, England, last night. You can watch a few Instagram clips of their performance…
Peter Helman | September 5, 2015 - 11:34 am

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-hop…
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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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…
Peter Helman | July 25, 2015 - 2:08 pm
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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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