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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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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
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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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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…
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2014 - 2:02 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2014 - 4:22 pm
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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
Tom Breihan | October 13, 2014 - 12:21 pm
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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…
James Rettig | October 8, 2014 - 9:49 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | September 17, 2014 - 9:18 am
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