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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 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

El-P Albums From Worst To Best

I saw El-P perform live for the first time in 2013. The stage, situated under the I-65 overpass at Louisville, Kentucky’s Forecastle festival, sat a stone’s throw from both the Ohio River and a decoratively beached yacht, so it felt preternaturally appropriate when El stood next to his partner in rhyme, Killer Mike, and rattled… More »

By: Joseph Schafer / January 29, 2014 - 11:31 am

Killer Mike – “Ghetto Gospel” Video

Before Killer Mike and El-P teamed up as the fearsome rap duo Run The Jewels last year, El produced all of Mike’s great 2012 album R.A.P. Music. And today, for whatever reason, Mike has given us the video for the rumbling album track “Ghetto Gospel.” In directors Trevor Kane and Carlos Haynes’s clip, Mike do… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2014 - 10:38 am

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 - 10:17 am

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 money. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 26, 2013 - 1:55 pm

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 - 5:05 pm

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, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 17, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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 watch… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 10, 2013 - 1:16 pm

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 many… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2013 - 2:29 pm

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 the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2013 - 10:54 am