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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 strai… More »

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 seem…
Chris DeVille | December 11, 2014 - 10:59 am
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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 conversatio…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2014 - 1:05 pm
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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
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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
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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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Watch Run The Jewels Lead A “Suck My Dick, Sun Kil Moon!” Chant At Fun Fun Fun Fest

Run The Jewels and Sun Kil Moon played opposite each other at this weekend's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, which ended up being the…
James Rettig | November 9, 2014 - 11:28 am
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Until The Ribbon Breaks – “Revolution Indifference” (Feat. Run The Jewels) Video

Hey, new Run The Jewels music! And a video too! UK electronic rock band Until The Ribbon Breaks recruited Killer Mike and El-P to guest…
Chris DeVille | November 3, 2014 - 9:32 am
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Watch Run The Jewels Pour Their Hearts Into “Early” On Letterman

Run The Jewels capped off a very busy week with their network television debut, performing RTJ2 standout "Early" on Letterman with Boots, DJ Trackstar, and…
Chris DeVille | November 1, 2014 - 8:54 am
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Run The Jewels Announce Global Graffiti Project, Rough Trade NYC In-Store

Run The Jewels is nothing if not an example of how old-school foundational hip-hop can adapt for the future without compromising its essence. So it…
Chris DeVille | October 27, 2014 - 12:39 pm
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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,…
Chris DeVille | October 26, 2014 - 10:29 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2014 - 3:27 am
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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
Michael Nelson | October 21, 2014 - 12:19 pm
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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…
Stereogum | October 17, 2014 - 4:48 pm
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