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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

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 26, 2014

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 strains of "We… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 24, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 24, 2014

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

There were a ton of great songs released this week, but let's take that fact out of the equation for a second. This might be the most eclectic group of tracks we've featured in 5 Best Songs; the only thing they have in common is that they're all great. We've got searing punk rock rubbing… More »

By: Stereogum / October 17, 2014

Watch Run The Jewels’ Ridiculous Trailer For Meow The Jewels

Yesterday, we learned the beyond-exciting news that Meow The Jewels is really happening. An enterprising fan took Run The Jewels' El-P and Killer Mike up on their offer to remake their RTJ2 album with nothing but cat noises, and the Kickstarter campaign made its fundraising goal. A host of impressive talents ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 16, 2014

Meow The Jewels Is Happening

It started with a joke. El-P offered to remake Run The Jewels' forthcoming album RTJ2 using nothing but cat noises if someone bought a $40,000 deluxe edition. But then someone started a Kickstarter campaign, and it started to look like it might happen. El-P got really excited about the idea, pledging to give all… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 15, 2014

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

Run The Jewels' second free album RTJ2 looms imminent, and the first two tracks they shared, "Blockbuster Night Part 1" and "Oh My Darling Don't Cry," have been fucking our shit up hard. The same can be said of the brand-new, awesomely titled "Close Your Eyes And Count To Fuck," a hammering,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 13, 2014

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… More »

By: James Rettig / October 8, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 17, 2014

Check Out The Ridiculous Run The Jewels 2 Deluxe Packages

Because they are upstanding young men who care about your wellbeing, El-P and Killer Mike are offering RTJ2, their second album as Run The Jewels, as a free download, just as they did with last year's Run The Jewels. But as they did with that album, they're also offering you plenty of chance… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 15, 2014

Run The Jewels – “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry”

Hopefully, you've already got 10/28 circled in red a couple of times on your mental calendar. That's the day that Run The Jewels, the duo of El-P and Killer Mike, release RTJ2, their second album as a duo, and this thing is practically guaranteed to swallow up the universe. After sharing the monstrously intense… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 15, 2014

Run The Jewels Unveil RTJ2 Artwork, Tracklist

When Killer Mike and El-P shared shared their concrete-shattering Run The Jewels single "Blockbuster Night Part 1," they also mentioned RTJ2 would be out at 10/28 on Mass Appeal. Now hip-hop's greatest active duo has shared the artwork and tracklist for the album. In addition to previously mentioned guest spots by Rage Against… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 2, 2014

Watch Killer Mike Talk Ferguson On Fox News

Killer Mike is one of the great interviews in all of popular music, as he showed in a recent CNN appearance, in which he talked, with great eloquence and emotion, about the fucking absurd police presence at the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. But Mike also appears to know how to tailor his message to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 28, 2014

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Let's be honest: This was a pretty stacked week. It's always a joy to find new music that surprises and impresses you, and while this week's list is indeed impressive, it may not be especially surprising. These are just five (well, six) artists at the tops of their respective games, and they're fucking killing it. More »

By: Stereogum / August 22, 2014

Run The Jewels – “Blockbuster Night Part 1″

The day after Killer Mike talked about Ferguson in a ridiculously eloquent CNN interview, he and El-P are ready to let the world know about their second album as Run The Jewels. Run The Jewels, their first album as a duo was one of last year's best rap full-lengths, and from everything we've… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 21, 2014

Watch Killer Mike Discuss The Ferguson Crisis On CNN

Killer Mike has been one of the loudest, most insightful voices among the many speaking out on the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri following the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white policeman. First he posted some short thoughts on Instagram, then a lengthier op-ed for Billboard. Today the rapper,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 20, 2014

Read Killer Mike’s Moving Statement About The Michael Brown Shooting

UPDATE: Since writing that Instagram statement, Killer Mike has written a longer op-ed for Billboard about the ongoing police-brutality issues in Ferguson and elsewhere in the U.S.: "Support these victims. On the day they were murdered by rogue officers, all of our rights drained onto that hot concrete along with that child's blood. Government… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 12, 2014

Stereogum’s 14 Favorite Sets At Outside Lands 2014

Nearly 200 years ago, back when the shoreline dunes of San Francisco were considered uninhabitable, they came to be known as the Outside Lands -- terrain fit only for the bravest pioneers. These days that territory is a lot more comfortable: Among other landmarks, it's become home to Golden Gate Park, an oasis of urba… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 12, 2014

T.I. – “About The Money (Remix)” (Feat. Killer Mike & Young Thug)

The first time I can remember hearing T.I., he was rapping alongside Killer Mike on Bone Crusher's "Never Scared," and they've linked up a few times over the years. And this morning, Killer Mike showed up to breathe some fire on "About The Money," T.I.'s new single with Young Thug. This sadly i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 6, 2014