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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 – “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…
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 o…
Miles Bowe | December 10, 2013 - 1:16 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | December 2, 2013 - 2:29 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2013 - 10:54 am
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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 17, 2013 - 3:52 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | August 30, 2013 - 10:45 am
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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…
Stereogum | July 29, 2013 - 12:46 pm
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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | July 22, 2013 - 4:44 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | July 19, 2013 - 10:34 am
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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
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2013 - 1:49 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2013 - 4:05 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2013 - 10:20 am
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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…
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…
Miles Bowe | May 27, 2013 - 4:49 pm
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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…
Miles Bowe | May 21, 2013 - 1:49 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2013 - 3:14 pm
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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 14, 2013 - 4:33 pm
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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 friend…
Tom Breihan | April 9, 2013 - 2:05 pm
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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 o…
Tom Breihan | March 19, 2013 - 8:57 am
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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 lineu…
Tom Breihan | February 26, 2013 - 11:29 am
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