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Run The Jewels – “Blockbuster Night Pt. 2″ (Feat. Despot & Wiki)

As mentioned in our Run The Jewels cover story, a sequel to the thunderous "Blockbuster Night Part 1" exists. It's officially an iTunes bonus track, but it's out there now. And like everything else these guys have graced us with, it hits hard. Despot and RatKing member Wiki contribute guest verses. Hear "Blockbuster Night Part… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 26, 2014 - 10:29 pm

The Psyche Of Jaime & Mikey: Inside Run The Jewels 2

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 of "We… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 24, 2014 - 9:07 am

Download Run The Jewels RTJ2

RTJ2, the second album from the Killer Mike/El-P rap juggernaut Run The Jewels, was not supposed to come out until Monday. But El suddenly dropped the free-download album, a legitimate contender for Album Of The Year, two hours ago, in the middle of the fucking effing night. (Maybe he wanted to make sure you'd get… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 24, 2014 - 3:27 am

Watch El-P Audition Cats For Meow The Jewels

Meow The Jewels started as a goof, and now it's gonna be an album. It's still a goof, obviously -- you can't watch this trailer and expect otherwise. Same goes for the new video of El-P "auditioning" cats at Brooklyn's BARC Animal Shelter: "No? Nothing? Do you like rap?" El asks one cat who seem… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 21, 2014 - 12:19 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

There were a ton of great songs released this week, but let's take that fact out of the equation for a second. This might be the most eclectic group of tracks we've featured in 5 Best Songs; the only thing they have in common is that they're all great. We've got searing punk rock rubbing… More »

By: Stereogum / October 17, 2014 - 4:48 pm

Watch Run The Jewels’ Ridiculous Trailer For Meow The Jewels

Yesterday, we learned the beyond-exciting news that Meow The Jewels is really happening. An enterprising fan took Run The Jewels' El-P and Killer Mike up on their offer to remake their RTJ2 album with nothing but cat noises, and the Kickstarter campaign made its fundraising goal. A host of impressive talents has signed up to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 16, 2014 - 2:02 pm

Meow The Jewels Is Happening

It started with a joke. El-P offered to remake Run The Jewels' forthcoming album RTJ2 using nothing but cat noises if someone bought a $40,000 deluxe edition. But then someone started a Kickstarter campaign, and it started to look like it might happen. El-P got really excited about the idea, pledging to give all the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 15, 2014 - 4:22 pm

Run The Jewels – “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)” (Feat. Zack De La Rocha)

Run The Jewels' second free album RTJ2 looms imminent, and the first two tracks they shared, "Blockbuster Night Part 1" and "Oh My Darling Don't Cry," have been fucking our shit up hard. The same can be said of the brand-new, awesomely titled "Close Your Eyes And Count To Fuck," a hammering, buzzing new track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 13, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Run The Jewels’ Meow The Jewels Campaign Enlists Geoff Barrow, Zola Jesus, Baauer, & Boots

One of Run The Jewels' many joke deluxe editions for their upcoming sophomore album is Meow The Jewels, a recreation of the new record using nothing but cat sounds. The asking price for that edition is $40,000 and last month, someone began a Kickstarter to try and raise the money. (All the money raised will… More »

By: James Rettig / October 8, 2014 - 9:49 pm

Run The Jewels Might Make A Version Of Their Album With Nothing But Cat Noises

Next month, Run The Jewels, the duo of El-P and Killer Mike, will release RTJ2, their second album as a group. It'll be available as a free download, but there are plenty of deluxe versions of the album available for anyone who feels like owning a physical version of it. Some of those versions are… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 17, 2014 - 9:18 am

Check Out The Ridiculous Run The Jewels 2 Deluxe Packages

Because they are upstanding young men who care about your wellbeing, El-P and Killer Mike are offering RTJ2, their second album as Run The Jewels, as a free download, just as they did with last year's Run The Jewels. But as they did with that album, they're also offering you plenty of chances to pay… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 15, 2014 - 1:08 pm

Run The Jewels – “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry”

Hopefully, you've already got 10/28 circled in red a couple of times on your mental calendar. That's the day that Run The Jewels, the duo of El-P and Killer Mike, release RTJ2, their second album as a duo, and this thing is practically guaranteed to swallow up the universe. After sharing the monstrously intense first… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 15, 2014 - 10:55 am

Run The Jewels Unveil RTJ2 Artwork, Tracklist

When Killer Mike and El-P shared shared their concrete-shattering Run The Jewels single "Blockbuster Night Part 1," they also mentioned RTJ2 would be out at 10/28 on Mass Appeal. Now hip-hop's greatest active duo has shared the artwork and tracklist for the album. In addition to previously mentioned guest spots by Rage Against The Machine’… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 2, 2014 - 1:07 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Let's be honest: This was a pretty stacked week. It's always a joy to find new music that surprises and impresses you, and while this week's list is indeed impressive, it may not be especially surprising. These are just five (well, six) artists at the tops of their respective games, and they're fucking killing it. More »

By: Stereogum / August 22, 2014 - 3:33 pm

Run The Jewels – “Blockbuster Night Part 1″

The day after Killer Mike talked about Ferguson in a ridiculously eloquent CNN interview, he and El-P are ready to let the world know about their second album as Run The Jewels. Run The Jewels, their first album as a duo was one of last year's best rap full-lengths, and from everything we've heard, the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 21, 2014 - 8:42 am

Stereogum’s 14 Favorite Sets At Outside Lands 2014

Nearly 200 years ago, back when the shoreline dunes of San Francisco were considered uninhabitable, they came to be known as the Outside Lands -- terrain fit only for the bravest pioneers. These days that territory is a lot more comfortable: Among other landmarks, it's become home to Golden Gate Park, an oasis of urba… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 12, 2014 - 3:36 pm

Run The Jewels – “Blockbuster Night Part 1″ (Snippet)

One of the best rap albums of last year was Run The Jewels, the eponymous ripshit debut from the all-star duo of Killer Mike and El-P. If the album had been a one-off, it would've been one of the best ever. But El and Mike know they've got a good thing going, and they're planning… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 29, 2014 - 11:48 am

Warpaint – “Keep It Healthy (El-P Remix)”

Well, here's an inspired pairing: a discordant New York underground-rap pioneer remixing a group of swirling, atmospheric L.A. alt-pop harmonizers. In his remix of Warpaint's dizzy, insinuating "Keep It Healthy," El-P piles on the concussive drums and ominous synth tones but leaves the song's sense of mystic drift. You might not have thought to combine… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 9, 2014 - 12:12 pm

Run The Jewels Working With Zack De La Rocha, Travis Barker On LP2

One of the magical things about Run The Jewels, the free-online album that El-P and Killer Mike made together last year, was how sui generis it was -- two snarling rap dudes with disparate backgrounds but similar ideas coming together, shutting out all outside influences, and coming up with some of the meanest and funnest… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 22, 2014 - 11:57 am

Run The Jewels – “Run The Jewels” Video

Rap duo and all-around-BFFs Run The Jewels hit harder than anybody in terms of pure rap aggression last year, and now they show that off with this video of the title track from their 2013 LP. El-P and Killer Mike are Hulked-out in green with cartoon effects distorting their faces, but this video could have… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 4, 2014 - 2:42 pm