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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 nothing but cat sounds. The asking price for that edition is $40,000 and last month, someone began a Kickstarter to try and raise the money. (All the money raised will… More »

By: 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 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

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It’s pretty hard to carry on Stereogum business as usual on the day that Amrit Singh, the guy who brought me to the site and one of my favorite people, announces his departure. Like, I’m sure, a lot of readers, I’ve got complicated feelings here: Happy for Amrit, sorry to see him go, looking forward… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 16, 2013 - 12:56 pm

Just Blaze & Baauer – “Higher” Video

Just before the whole “Harlem Shake” thing really popped off, Baauer got together with Just Blaze, one of the greatest rap producers ever, to make “Higher,” a hard-as-fuck trap rave track that was all shot through with Jay-Z vocal samples. (Right now, it’s tagged as “featuring Jay Z,” but Jay doesn’t rap on it or… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 13, 2013 - 3:32 pm

Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash @ Roseland Ballroom, NYC 5/9/13

Red Bull Music Academy has been in full effect in New York City for a few weeks, supplying the town with a pretty incredible series of lectures, a free newspaper, and bonkers live music events (as well as free studio time and access to a grip of equipment to a legion of international artists). Last… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 10, 2013 - 2:51 pm

Just Blaze & Baauer – “Higher”

Last year, the Brooklyn-based dance producer Baauer built a name for himself with tracks like the blaring dance anthem “Harlem Shake.” He’s about to head out on tour with the great New York rap producer Just Blaze, who’s been trying his own hand at dance tracks lately. And now the two of them have hooked… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 18, 2013 - 2:29 pm