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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was probably the slowest week of the year in terms of people putting out music videos, what with Christmas arriving dead in the middle and nobody needing to fill up office dead-time by staring at YouTube. And yet there were still some good videos this week, and I managed to cobble together a list… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 27, 2013

Run The Jewels – “Pew Pew Pew” (Feat. Q-Bert)

Run The Jewels, the duo of Killer Mike and El-P, released their bafflingly great self-titled debut as a free download, but the thing was damn sure worth money. And now a European edition of the album, which includes a few bonus tracks, is set to come out, and that one actually will cost some… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 26, 2013

Run The Jewels – “A Christmas Fucking Miracle” Video

Run The Jewels have shared an official video for "A Christmas Fucking Miracle" featuring the duo posing for Christmas cards, reenacting A Christmas Carol (with El-P as Tiny Tim and Killer Mike as Scrooge), and letting some kids destroy a mall Santa scene. Joey Garfield directs and Mr. Killums makes an appearance. Watch below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 21, 2013

Run The Jewels – “Sea Legs (Dave Sitek Remix)”

Run The Jewels, the duo of Killer Mike and El-P, released their ridiculously great self-titled album earlier this year as a free download, but if people in Europe were dying to pay money for it, they'll soon get the chance. A new edition of the album is coming early next year on the continent,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 17, 2013

Watch Killer Mike & El-P Respond To YouTube Comments

YouTube comments are a murky water to wade through, but Killer Mike & El-P have decided to address some of the ones people left on their video for the incredible roundhouse kick of a track "36 Chain." Considering that these two have the best bromance of any rap duo right now, it's fun to… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 10, 2013

How Not To Interview Run The Jewels

Both individually and together, El-P and Killer Mike are two of rap's best interviews. They're funny, they're gregarious, and they have a lot of shit to say. (This 2008 Killer Mike interview is probably my favorite interview that I've ever done, with anyone.) But they've been doing a lot of interviews lately, and evidently… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2013

Run The Jewels – “Banana Clipper” (Feat. Big Boi) Video

El-P and Killer Mike are both monstrous rappers. So when the two joined forces on their violent-rap-friends opus Run The Jewels earlier this year, they didn't feel the need to make a lot of room for guest rappers. There was, however, one exception: Mike's OutKast mentor Big Boi, who jumped on the end of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2013

Watch Run The Jewels Perform At NYC’s Log Cabin Studio For Myspace

We have exalted El-P and Killer Mike's project Run The Jewels' live show on this site before, but this live series the duo are doing in conjunction with Myspace gives a new view into their awesome performance prowess. In this video, they perform the title track from their collaborative eponymous album at… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 17, 2013

Watch El-P Play Mass Appeal’s Rhythm Roulette

The recently relaunched rap-and-stuff magazine Mass Appeal has a pretty great idea for a recurring web-video series: Rhythm Roulette, in which rap producers will blunder blindfolded into record stores, grab three records at random, and then have to make a beat by sampling them. The latest test-subject of the series is El-P, a great choice… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 30, 2013

Photos: Run The Jewels (El-P & Killer Mike), Despot, Kool A.D. @ Hawthorne Theatre, Portland 7/28/13

Last night, El-P and Killer Mike's Run The Jewels tour stopped off at Portland's Hawthorne Theatre. Queens rapper Despot and former Das Racist member Kool A.D. opened. We sent Colin McLaughlin to check out the scene. More »

By: Stereogum / July 29, 2013

The 10 Best Things At Pitchfork Music Festival 2013

This past weekend, Chicago's Union Park played host to Pitchfork Music Festival. The two-and-a-half-day event was packed tight with performances from the indiesphere's current marquee artists and its icons. But it wasn't just music -- there was also a large fair offering crafts, handmade wares, and records; a mini-festival of print posters (a lust item… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 22, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Hey look, new graphic! Now this column can look something like the Best Songs Of The Week column, and now I can keep just the tiniest bit of suspense in this countdown; you have to scrowl down yourself to see what's number one. Thanks to Claire's homegirl Ho-Mui Wong for the image. Thi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 19, 2013

Run The Jewels – “36” Chain” Video

El-P and Killer Mike have a proud history of making cartoonishly violent music videos, both alone and together, and the first video for their Run The Jewels collaborative project ups the gore content once again. The video for "36" Chain" opens when marauders kidnap Mr. Killums, the sociopathic puppet from El's "The FullMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2013

Album Of The Week: El-P & Killer Mike Run The Jewels

The parallel is both obvious and ludicrous, and I kind of hate myself for making it, but just bear with me for a minute. Two years ago, a ferocious veteran rapper and a boundary-smashing, synth-addicted rapper/producer, two guys who'd been friends and collaborators for a long time, got together, as a duo, to make a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 2, 2013

Download Killer Mike & El-P Run The Jewels

Well, this has been an exciting couple of minutes! At pretty much the exact same moment that the Supreme Court was declaring the Defense Of Marriage Act unconstitutional, paving the way for federally-recognized gay marriage, super-intense headknock rap buddies El-P and Killer Mike released their feverishly anticipated free collaborative Run The Jewels album. I don't… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 26, 2013

Run The Jewels – “36” Chain”

Run The Jewels, the badass new rap superduo of Killer Mike and El-P, will release their free album sometime this month, and I seriously cannot wait; it's tough to imagine that it won't be the mixtape of the year. We've already heard their tracks "Get It" and "Banana Clipper," and now there's a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 7, 2013

Sasquatch! 2013 Sunday: Killer Mike, Grimes, Earl Sweatshirt, & More

If Friday and Saturday felt a little lite in the hip-hop department, Sunday was like an all you can eat buffet. I indulged quite a bit, but before the hip-hop marathon started, Sunday may have had the best start of the weekend with Deep Sea Diver's early 2pm set. You may not have… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 27, 2013

The 10 Less Obvious Must-See Sets At Sasquatch! ’13

If you're heading to The Gorge for Sasquatch! this weekend, you probably already know to check out Sigur Rós, Vampire Weekend, Tame Impala, and other live favorites. But, as with Coachella, there are some hidden gems of the festival that you need to check out. Some are groups on the verge of breaking… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 21, 2013

Run The Jewels (El-P & Killer Mike) – “Get It”

El-P produced Killer Mike's excellent 2012 album R.A.P. Music, and Killer Mike showed up on El-P's excellent 2012 album Cancer For Cure. And now, that unlikely but excellent alliance marches on, as the two guys have formed a duo called Run The Jewels. We already posted a clip of their song "BananaMore »

By: Tom Breihan / April 29, 2013

Coachella 2013 Saturday: The Postal Service, Phoenix, The Make-Up, & More

Before we get into Saturday, let's not bury the day's big lede: R. Kelly joined Phoenix on stage to perform his biggest crossover that isn't from the Space Jam soundtrack, "Ignition (Remix)." Not quite the Daft Punk cameo folks rumored, definitely worthy of its own post. Which is here. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 14, 2013