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Watch Killer Mike Talk Rap And Racism On Tavis Smiley

Killer Mike is an amazing human being, and his well-articulated opinions about pretty much anything are always worth hearing. Last night, the rapper and activist appeared on The Tavis Smiley Show to discuss rap, race relations in America, Nina Simone, and more. He also directly confronted the stupid idea — most recently spewed by GeraldoMore »

By: Peter Helman / July 1, 2015 - 9:01 pm

Killer Mike Shares Op-Ed On Confederate Flag Debate

If you’ve been anywhere remotely close to a news source this week, then you know that South Carolina lawmakers are embroiled in debate over whether the Confederate flag should continue to fly over the state house following the murder of nine black individuals at the hands of a white supremacist in Charleston a week ago. More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 24, 2015 - 3:20 pm

Watch Killer Mike Discuss Rachel Dolezal On The Nightly Show

If you’ve been anywhere near the internet in the past week, you’ve doubtless encountered the confounding saga of Rachel Dolezal, the white woman (white-born woman?) who passed as black for most of her adult life, even becoming an NAACP leader in Spokane, Washington, before her parents outed her as white. It’s a story that get… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 16, 2015 - 10:00 am

Killer Mike Declares Himself A Write-In Candidate For Georgia’s State Legislature

Run The Jewels’ Killer Mike declared himself a write-in candidate for state representative in Georgia’s District 55 via Instagram today. The Atlanta native’s activism has been well-documented over the course of Run The Jewels’ rapid rise; he’s given talks on police brutality and fractured race relations at NYU and MIT and written op-eds for BillboardMore »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 15, 2015 - 5:36 pm

Watch Run The Jewels, Mac DeMarco Perform In A London Taxi

In the long-running “Black Cab Sessions” online video series, artists perform their songs while sitting in the backseats of London taxicabs. Last week, Run The Jewels and Mac DeMarco were both in town for the Field Day festival, and they both recorded their own sessions. In their episode, Run The Jewels and guest singer Boot… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Hear Another Meow The Jewels Snippet

Run The Jewels’ perfectly ridiculous, Kickstarter-funded benefit album Meow The Jewels continues to take shape. We still don’t know when it’s coming out, but soon enough, we’ll get to hear how every song on RTJ2 would sound if it was made entirely out of cat noises. The last thing we heard was a preview from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2015 - 1:35 pm

Run The Jewels’ Fall Tour Poster Is Awesome

When Run The Jewels get done with their current European and North American mostly-festivals tour, they’re hitting the road yet again, doing a string of dates across the American south and midwest. No surprise there. Run The Jewels have been touring like fiends for the past few years straight, only taking quick breaks to record… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 27, 2015 - 11:51 am

Watch Killer Mike On Snoop Dogg’s GGN Program

Did you know Snoop Dogg has his own online weekly talk show? I didn’t! But he does — it’s called GGN (Double G News), and he just brought Killer Mike on the show to smoke some weed and chat. They run through a bunch of topics together: how Killer Mike got started, the formation of… More »

By: James Rettig / May 19, 2015 - 7:31 pm

Hear Another Preview From Run The Jewels’ Meow The Jewels

The joke is coming closer and closer to being a real thing. After fans raised more then $40,000 on Kickstarter to convince El-P and Killer Mike to record an all-cat-noises version of Run The Jewels 2, a number of big names have signed on to make those all-cat-noises remixes. And after posting one teaser, El-P… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 18, 2015 - 1:39 pm

Watch Killer Mike’s Incredible Real Time With Bill Maher Appearance

Killer Mike should never stop rapping. He’s the best at it. But if Killer Mike ever does stop rapping, he should immediately join the pundit industry, since he’s already doing that job better than just about anyone else. Last night, Killer Kill from the Ville made his first-ever appearance as a panelist on HBO’s RealMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 16, 2015 - 7:02 am

Run The Jewels – “Early” (Feat. Boots) Video

Killer Mike’s heartfelt, terrified opening verse from Run The Jewels’ police-brutality freakout “Early” might be the single greatest moment on last year’s RTJ2, and album full of great moments. Alongside hooksinger and Beyoncé collaborator Boots, the duo performed the song on Letterman shortly after the album’s release. And now the harsh, dystopic animated video for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 15, 2015 - 11:16 am

Preview A Few Precious Seconds From Run The Jewels 3

We named Run The Jewels’ second full-length, RTJ2, our number one favorite album of 2014, and we weren’t alone. Regardless of how good the duo’s 2013 debut was, something about RTJ2 set their reputation the fuck off. Now, some of us wait with bated breath for their next single to drop, and El-P knows it. More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 14, 2015 - 3:31 pm

Read Killer Mike’s Op-Ed About Baltimore

On Saturday night, Killer Mike was a guest at the White House Correspondents Dinner. At the same time that was happening, an hour’s drive north, shit was just starting to break loose in Baltimore. Mike didn’t learn about the riots in the wake of Freddie Grey’s murder until he was leaving the dinner. And i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 1, 2015 - 3:49 pm

Watch Killer Mike Discuss Race Relations In MIT Lecture

Killer Mike had a busy weekend. On Saturday, he attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner for the first time ever, and the night before he was up at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to give a talk on race relations as part of the school’s Hip Hop Speaker Series. Over the two-and-a-half hour talk, the… More »

By: James Rettig / April 27, 2015 - 9:49 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

One of the videos getting a lot of notice this week is Calexico’s clip for “Falling From The Sky,” starring José González and an absolutely disgusting worm creature. I can recognize that it’s a very good video, but it’s not on this list, because I hate that fucking worm creature. It just skeeves me out. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 24, 2015 - 4:22 pm

Killer Mike’s Invited To The 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Killer Mike will be attending this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which takes place this Saturday, just a day after he’s scheduled to give a talk on race relations at the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology. He’ll be there on behalf of The Huffington Post. Fellow musicians on the VIP list include Ciara, Gladys Knight, Pete… More »

By: James Rettig / April 22, 2015 - 7:44 pm

Killer Mike – “Ric Flair” Video

Yesterday was Killer Mike’s birthday — what’s a more appropriate birthday for the rapper than 4/20! — and, in celebration, he shared an unreleased video for “Ric Flair,” a track off of his 2011 album Pl3dge. It was directed by Travis Nelson, and starts off with the titular pro wrestler projected onto buildings in downtow… More »

By: James Rettig / April 21, 2015 - 7:47 am

Run The Jewels – “Bust No Moves” (Feat. SL Jones)

Run The Jewels have shared a new song for their Record Store Day exclusive 12″. It’s called “Bust No Moves” and features Arkansas rapper SL Jones and was produced by El-P and Little Shalimar. The RSD release also includes the RTJ bonus track “Pew Pew Pew,” RTJ2’s “Love Again” (which got left off the original… More »

By: James Rettig / April 18, 2015 - 2:24 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Each of this week’s 5 Best Songs will send you skyward, albeit in very different ways. The tiny, fragile songs here are emotional behemoths, shooting off 10 different dialogues inside your head. And the celebratory tunes rightfully shout for themselves, prompting gleeful outpourings like head nods and body shakes and incendiary smiles. Trust us: Thi… More »

By: Stereogum / April 3, 2015 - 5:02 pm

MNDR – “Lock & Load” (Feat. Killer Mike)

Nas’ Mass Appeal imprint is quietly assembling an army of a roster with artists who can simply spit their asses off. As the label is steadily expanding its portfolio, its introduction to the video-game world is yet another example of its firepower. Today, the label hits us with “Lock & Load,” the first single from… More »

By: Collin Robinson / April 2, 2015 - 11:55 am
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