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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 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

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

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

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

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

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 u…
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2014 - 2:02 pm

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

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

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

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 a…
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,…
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…
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…
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 thi…
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…
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 —…
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…
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'…
Tom Breihan | May 9, 2014 - 12:12 pm