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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

Run The Jewels – “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)” (Feat. Zack De La Rocha) Video

The release of Run The Jewels’ RTJ2 will always remind me of 2014’s tumultuous racial climate in the US — the way Killer Mike and El-P’s lyrics eerily predicted the pattern of white police officers’ repeated deadly violence against unarmed black men, Mike’s thoughtful CNN appearances and Billboard op-ed, the powerful speech Mike gave i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 26, 2015 - 11:11 am

Run The Jewels Attacked Onstage At SXSW

During a performance at South By Southwest’s Spotify House on Monday, Run The Jewels were attacked by someone from the audience. In video taken at the event, it looks like the person in question walks up onto the stage and attempts to punch one of them, but is intercepted and chased off the stage by… More »

By: James Rettig / March 16, 2015 - 9:56 pm

Run The Jewels Are Recording With Massive Attack

Run The Jewels were in the studio with Massive Attack yesterday, as Pitchfork points out. “So… no big deal or anything. not bragging a lot. just talking here,” El-P tweeted. Killer Mike followed that up with a pair of Instagrams of the two duos working together. “In studio with @massiveattack vibe’n to #BruceSpringsteen n Such. More »

By: James Rettig / February 21, 2015 - 11:07 am

Run The Jewels – “Lie, Cheat, Steal” Video

Run The Jewels’ RTJ2 was our favorite album of last year, and if they end up making videos for every song on the record, we will not complain. They’ve already made clips for “Blockbuster Night Part 1” and “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry,” and today they’ve debuted the clip for “Lie, Cheat, Steal,” the monster… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 28, 2015 - 11:24 am

Hear The First Teaser From Meow The Jewels, Which Will Feature Lil Bub

Meow The Jewels has begun. Yesterday, El-P tweeted that he got the first library of cat sounds for the project courtesy of famous internet cat Lil Bub. He also shared a few teasers of what his contribution is going to sound like via Instagram, commenting “oh my god what am I doing with my life”… More »

By: James Rettig / January 24, 2015 - 1:45 pm

Watch Run The Jewels Give Advice To Teenage Girls

Rookie’s Ask A Grown series, in which celebrities answer teenage girls’ advice-column questions, is a consistent delight, especially when the celebrities in question are cool. Killer Mike and El-P are perhaps the coolest motherfuckers in the universe, which makes them ideal subjects for Ask A Grown. Rookie just posted their video for the series, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2015 - 3:49 pm
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