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When I put this list together last year, the big story was the emergence of auteurs in the online era of the music video. For the past decade, music videos have mostly lived online, far away from the cable networks that once nurtured the art form. Back in the ’90s, when cable networks were starting… More »

This time last year we were perturbed with the Grammys for generating a slate of 2015 nominees that honored a bunch of mediocre white musicians at the expense of black excellence. Even within the bizarre and outmoded musical value system that is the Grammys, it felt like a regression. So it’s especially surprising that the… More »

As I’m writing this, the most popular new video on the internet is “No Words,” from the culty rapper Hopsin. It’s snide, sneery satire of Auto-Tuned Atlanta codeine rap, and its whole idea is that rappers who work that style don’t speak actual words. This, of course, means that people who like rap like this… More »

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Meow The Jewels – “Meowpurrdy” Video (Feat. Lil Bub, Maceo, & Delonte)

"Meowpurrdy" is the Meow The Jewels version of "Jeopardy," the crushing opener from Run The Jewels' 2014-dominating opus RTJ2. Like all the Meow The Jewels
Chris DeVille | January 26, 2016 - 11:24 am
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Preview Another Few Seconds From Run The Jewels 3

We named Run The Jewels' self-titled debut the 12th best album of 2013, and a year later, we named RTJ2 the best album of 2014.
Peter Helman | December 27, 2015 - 5:17 pm
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Preview Killer Mike’s Interview With Bernie Sanders

Killer Mike spoke at a rally for Bernie Sanders last month, and his encounter with the Democratic presidential candidate yielded more than just this incredible…
Chris DeVille | December 14, 2015 - 4:18 pm
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Watch Run The Jewels Rip Down The Jimmy Kimmel Live Outdoor Stage

Run The Jewels didn't release an album in 2015, but they've had a huge, dominant 2015 anyway, conquering every stage they stepped on and unleashing…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2015 - 8:40 am
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Mark Kozelek Teases El-P Collab, Elliott Smith Cover, Piano/Vocal Album Feat. Mike Patton

Mark Kozelek followed his tumultuous 2014 with a tempestuous 2015, but as Kozelek tells it, 2015 has been "a wonderful year of playing music." So…
Chris DeVille | December 8, 2015 - 1:59 pm
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Run The Jewels – “Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite)” Video

Mass Appeal records will release Rubble Kings: The Album next month, which is a compilation of songs inspired by Shan Nicholson's documentary on gang politics…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 1, 2015 - 4:55 pm
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Miike Snow – “Heart Is Full (Run The Jewels Remix)”

A couple of weeks ago, we posted "Heart Is Full," a new single from the Swedish/American festival-pop trio Miike Snow. It's the first single from…
Tom Breihan | November 19, 2015 - 12:16 pm
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Hangout Festival 2016 Lineup

Here it is: The first major music festival lineup of the 2016 season. (SXSW, with its sprawling network of showcases, is a different kind of…
Chris DeVille | November 17, 2015 - 1:37 pm
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Run The Jewels Unveil Meow The Jewels Merch And “Pawcumentary”

I still can't believe Meow The Jewels actually ended up being a thing, but here we are a month out from its release. Today, El-P…
James Rettig | October 30, 2015 - 12:44 pm
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Run The Jewels – “Angel Duster” Video

One year ago today, Killer Mike and El-P released the best album of 2014, and to celebrate RTJ2's anniversary, the duo have just released a…
Peter Helman | October 24, 2015 - 4:49 pm
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Watch Big Grams And Run The Jewels Perform “Born To Shine” At Treasure Island

Big Boi, Phantogram, El-P, and Killer Mike all joined together on one stage at Treasure Island in San Francisco over the weekend for a performance…
James Rettig | October 19, 2015 - 5:44 pm
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Urban Outfitters Launches Cassette Program With Retro Players, Exclusive Run The Jewels & Halsey Tapes

Urban Outfitters -- already one of the world's largest purveyors of vinyl (though not the largest, thanks Amazon) -- is getting into the tape business,…
James Rettig | October 14, 2015 - 11:07 am
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Run The Jewels – “Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite)”

The last weekly song in this year's Adult Swim Singles program is here, and it's a big one. The latest track from Run The Jewels,…
Tom Breihan | October 5, 2015 - 12:04 pm
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Meow The Jewels – “Oh My Darling (Don’t Meow)” Video

Well, Run The Jewels finally did it. They released Meow The Jewels, an entire remix album on which the beats are made up of nothing…
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2015 - 12:38 pm
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The Week In Pop: 23 Artists Who Should Make Their SNL Debut This Season

Saturday Night Live's 41st season premieres this Saturday with Miley Cyrus holding down joint duties as host and musical guest. (Joint, get it? Because Miley…
Chris DeVille | October 1, 2015 - 2:37 pm
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Life Is Beautiful 2015 Brought Weezer, Duran Duran, Stevie Wonder & More To Downtown Vegas

Life Is Beautiful has the makings of a unique festival, the kind that would be tempting to choose over some of the usual suspects (e.g.,…
Ryan Leas | September 28, 2015 - 3:01 pm

Download Meow The Jewels For Free

Meow The Jewels, the feline-sampling remix of RTJ2 (last year's best album), is here. This cat rap project began as a joke deluxe edition of…
Scott Lapatine | September 25, 2015 - 10:31 pm
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