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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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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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.
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
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2014 - 1:05 pm

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…
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…
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…
James Rettig | November 14, 2014 - 11:08 am
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