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Read Killer Mike’s MLK Op-Ed For OkayPlayer

Killer Mike has written an op-ed for OkayPlayer in honor of Martin Luther King Day, reflecting back on King’s legacy and urging people to continue spreading his message and mission. “Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Revolutionary, simple and plain. He did not get to live a regular life and have an 86th Bornday. He… More »

By: James Rettig / January 19, 2015 - 6:24 pm

Watch Run The Jewels Blaze Through “Lie, Cheat, Steal” On Conan

Goddam, what a great night for music on late-night TV last night was. We already posted the glorious vision that was the reactivated Sleater-Kinney on Letterman. That should be enough! But we also got Run The Jewels, the group who made our favorite album of last year, on Conan. In a casually intense performance, Killer… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2015 - 8:36 am

Watch Young Thug, Killer Mike, Danny Brown, Pusha T, & Dozens More On 42-Minute Posse Cut “The Rap Monument”

Up until today, the Game’s 13-minute, 25-rapper “One Blood” remix has been the final word in absurd, overlong rap posse cuts. But now Noisey & Hennessy have outdone it by putting together the 42-minute, 36-rapper “The Rap Monument.” The new track has verses from a deeply ridiculous number of rappers. Plenty of them are relative… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 18, 2014 - 2:16 pm

Work On Run The Jewels 3 Begins Next Month

Killer Mike and El-P barely wasted any time between finishing their first Run The Jewels record and commencing work on the second one. It seems they’re keeping that work ethic strong: NME reports that during a fan Q&A Tuesday at Rough Trade East in London, Killer Mike announced that work on RTJ3 begins in January. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 11, 2014 - 10:59 am

Run The Jewels, YG, And The Magnetic Appeal Of Male Friendship

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 »

By: David Grossman / December 5, 2014 - 9:59 am

Run The Jewels – “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry” Video (NSFW)

Earlier today, Stereogum named Run The Jewels’ RTJ2 as the year’s best album. It is a beast of a thing, and songs as frantic and layered as the ones on that LP can support a few different interpretations. RTJ’s last video, for “Blockbuster Night Part 1,” was a bleakly comic vision of EMTs who could… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2014 - 12:35 pm

Read Killer Mike’s USA Today Op-Ed About Using Rap Lyrics In Criminal Trials

Killer Mike already penned one powerful op-ed this year, opining on the Ferguson crisis for Billboard. Now he’s teamed with University Of Richmond assistant professor Erik Nielson to write a piece for USA Today about the use of rap lyrics in criminal trials. Titled “Rap’s poetic (In)justice,” the essay is occasioned by the Supreme Court… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 1, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Watch Killer Mike’s Speech About The Ferguson Grand Jury Onstage In St. Louis

Killer Mike has been an eloquent, passionate voice in the wake of the Ferguson shooting, and that continued last night. By sheer coincidence, Run The Jewels happened to be performing at the Ready Room in St. Louis on the same night a Grand Jury voted not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 25, 2014 - 7:40 am

Download Killer Mike’s Previously Unreleased 2008 Mixtape Sunday Morning Massacres

Killer Mike had a thick discography before he ever teamed up with El-P, and one of his many projects surfaced over the weekend. DJ Greg Street assembled Sunday Morning Massacres from shelved 2008 sessions. There’s a biblical theme, with Mike refracting lessons from Jesus and Judas, Cain and Abel, Samson and Delilah and others into… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 24, 2014 - 10:17 am

Watch Killer Mike & Action Bronson’s Eric Andre Show Treadmill Rap Battle

The Eric Andre Show is a sort of absurdist-comedy Adult Swim variety show, and every episode lasts a grand total of 15 minutes. Tonight’s episode has appearances from Killer Mike and Action Bronson, and neither is on the show for long. The two rap-battle each other while running on treadmills, and neither of them i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 20, 2014 - 11:02 am

Run The Jewels – “Blockbuster Night Part 1″ Video

Run The Jewels, the duo of Killer Mike and El-P, released their monstrous RTJ2 album a couple of weeks ago, and now they’ve made a video for “Blockbuster Night Part 1,” the hard-pounding first single. In the video, Mike and El play fuckup emergency medical technicians, piloting an ambulance through a foggy Atlanta night. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 20, 2014 - 8:44 am

Watch Run The Jewels Meet The Fan Behind Meow The Jewels Kickstarter

Now that Meow The Jewels is officially happening, it’s time to get down to business. We’ve already seen El-P audition some cats for the honor of being sampled on the remix album, and now the inimitable duo have shared a video that documents their meet-up with Phoenix call center worker Sly Jones, the person who… More »

By: James Rettig / November 14, 2014 - 11:08 am

Watch Run The Jewels Lead A “Suck My Dick, Sun Kil Moon!” Chant At Fun Fun Fun Fest

Run The Jewels and Sun Kil Moon played opposite each other at this weekend’s Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, which ended up being the perfect situation to play off of the incident that kicked off Mark Kozelek’s infamous beef with the War On Drugs. During Run The Jewels’ set, El-P recounted a run-in he… More »

By: James Rettig / November 9, 2014 - 11:28 am

Until The Ribbon Breaks – “Revolution Indifference” (Feat. Run The Jewels) Video

Hey, new Run The Jewels music! And a video too! UK electronic rock band Until The Ribbon Breaks recruited Killer Mike and El-P to guest on their sleek, moody, ominous single “Revolution Indifference” and to co-star in the video. It’s definitely a smoother sound than we’re used to from the typically jagged RTJ, but the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 3, 2014 - 9:32 am

Watch Run The Jewels Pour Their Hearts Into “Early” On Letterman

Run The Jewels capped off a very busy week with their network television debut, performing RTJ2 standout “Early” on Letterman with Boots, DJ Trackstar, and skeleton-faced backup singers in tow. It was as powerful as you’d expect, the rowdiest rap duo in the land turning down to detail some ugly experiences with corrupt police. “Early”… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 1, 2014 - 8:54 am

Album Of The Week: Run The Jewels RTJ2

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / October 28, 2014 - 5:09 pm

Run The Jewels Announce Global Graffiti Project, Rough Trade NYC In-Store

Run The Jewels is nothing if not an example of how old-school foundational hip-hop can adapt for the future without compromising its essence. So it makes sense that in addition to the duo’s MC-and-DJ-based musical onslaught, they’ve commissioned a worldwide graffiti project called Tag The Jewels. More than 30 artists across six continents were invited… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 27, 2014 - 12:39 pm

Run The Jewels – “Blockbuster Night Pt. 2″ (Feat. Despot & Wiki)

As mentioned in our Run The Jewels cover story, a sequel to the thunderous “Blockbuster Night Part 1” exists. It’s officially an iTunes bonus track, but it’s out there now. And like everything else these guys have graced us with, it hits hard. Despot and RatKing member Wiki contribute guest verses. Hear “Blockbuster Night Part… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 26, 2014 - 10:29 pm

The Psyche Of Jaime & Mikey: Inside Run The Jewels 2

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / October 24, 2014 - 9:07 am

Download Run The Jewels RTJ2

RTJ2, the second album from the Killer Mike/El-P rap juggernaut Run The Jewels, was not supposed to come out until Monday. But El suddenly dropped the free-download album, a legitimate contender for Album Of The Year, two hours ago, in the middle of the fucking effing night. (Maybe he wanted to make sure you’d get… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 24, 2014 - 3:27 am