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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 NYC’s Log Cabi… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 17, 2013 - 3:52 pm

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 - 10:45 am

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 - 12:46 pm

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 - 4:44 pm

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. This week’s pick… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 19, 2013 - 10:34 am

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 Full Retard” video,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2013 - 1:49 pm

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 - 4:05 pm

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 - 10:20 am

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 third track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 7, 2013 - 11:47 am

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 heard of… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 27, 2013 - 4:49 pm

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 through, some… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 21, 2013 - 1:49 pm

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 “Banana Clipper,” but they’re… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 29, 2013 - 3:14 pm

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 - 4:33 pm

El-P & Killer Mike – “Banana Clipper” (Preview)

El-P produced two of last year’s best rap albums: His own Cancer For Cure and Killer Mike’s R.A.P. Music. El and Mike are good friends and frequent collaborators, so the team-up didn’t end there. They’ve now formed a duo called Run The Jewels, and they’re working on an album together, one both of them have… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2013 - 2:05 pm

Watch Killer Mike And El-P On Letterman

Killer Mike has always been an absolute animal of a live rapper, and he’s usually done it with a minimal mic-plus-DJ setup. Last night on the Late Show With David Letterman, though, a full live band, including hook-singer Scar and Mike’s buddy El-P on button-mashing duty, turned up to help turn the R.A.P. Music track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 19, 2013 - 8:57 am

A-Trak – “Piss Test Remix” Video (Feat. Juicy J, Jim Jones, Flatbush Zombies, El-P & Flosstradamus)

In assembling the remix for his awesomely ignorant Juicy J/Danny Brown drug-rap throwdown “Piss Test,” dance-rap baron A-Trak recruited a deep, wide, and fascinating lineup of collaborators. In director Shomi Patwary’s new video for the remix, almost all of them show up, looking blitzed out of their minds on one substance or another, while the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 26, 2013 - 11:29 am

2012 In Review: The Year In Comebacks

“Don’t call it a comeback” is usually a phrase uttered self-protectively by musicians who are very much coming back from some degree of obscurity. Dr. Dre wasn’t exactly absent during the seven-year stretch between his first and second albums (“California Love,” anybody?), but his 1999 sophomore release 2001 is littered with lines like “Ladies pay… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 31, 2012 - 11:55 am

S.S. Coachella Jamaica Diary & Photos

The S.S. Coachella sailed from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Jamaica and back between 12/19 and 12/23, along the way featuring performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, and many more. Andrew Youssef was on hand to document the cruise for Stereogum. His diary is below. Check out his photos in the gallery. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / December 26, 2012 - 3:15 pm

A-Trak – “Piss Test” Remix (Feat. Juicy J, Jim Jones, Flatbush Zombies, El-P & Flostradamus)

Earlier this year, A-Trak released his single “Piss Test,” a dance-inflected drug-rap banger that featured Danny Brown and Juicy J. And now, on the Fool’s Gold compilation Loosies, A-Trak gives us the remix. It keeps Juicy J’s hook intact, gives the best a tense and squelching workover from production duo Flosstradamus, and adds verse from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2012 - 4:34 pm

Stepson (El-P & Nick Diamonds) – “Movie Tit”

El-P and Islands’ Nick Diamonds are no stranger to collaboration — most recently, see “Stay Down” from El’s excellent Cancer For Cure, or that screengrab above from their joint stop by Letterman’s place — though this is the first listen from their dedicated joint-venture Stepson. “See you in a movie” is a fine and fair… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 30, 2012 - 1:55 pm