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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week, the YouTube Music Awards rebranded from an actual award show, albeit a knowingly janky and slapdash one, to a weird "let's dump a bunch of big videos online at once" stunt. I can't pretend to understand what's going on there, but it did result in a whole pile of great videos. This week,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 27, 2015

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 speechMore »

By: Chris DeVille / March 26, 2015

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

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… More »

By: James Rettig / February 21, 2015

FLOODFest Announces Impressive Inaugural SXSW 2015 Lineup

We're nearing the end of February, which means every inbox in the music industry is overflowing with SXSW showcase announcements. Today, FLOOD Magazine revealed that their debut SXSW showcase, FLOODFest, will be held in none other than the Cedar Street Courtyard, which use to be the longstanding venue of the now-defunct Filter Magazine. As it… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 19, 2015

Run The Jewels Soundtrack A Couple Of Under Armour Commercials With Jamie Foxx

Among their many talents, Run The Jewels make some great pump-up music, so it was only a matter of time before they got their music featured in some commercials for an athletic company. That company in question is Under Armour, and RTJ2 track "Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)" plays over two new advertisement… More »

By: James Rettig / February 13, 2015

Watch Run The Jewels Discuss Controversial Political Issues With Kids

Killer Mike and El-P have taken their collaboration as Run The Jewels and turned it into a force of nature. Aside from the fact that RTJ2 was the best album of 2014, lately they've become role models we look to for cultural commentary. From their Ask A Grown Man interview with Rookie to… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 3, 2015

Watch Jack White Perform With Q-Tip At MSG

Jack White brought out Q-Tip during the encore of his show at Madison Square Garden last night to do a few songs. Q came out for the back half of White's Lazaretto track "That Black Bat Licorice," and then performed A Tribe Called Quest's "Excursions." Watch video from the show and check out a setlist… More »

By: James Rettig / January 31, 2015

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,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 28, 2015

Watch Run The Jewels Rap In A Former Paris Train Station For La Blogothèque

Run The Jewels made the best album of 2014, and 2015 is looking more and more like their worldwide victory lap. One recent stop brought them to Paris, where they performed a 30-minute set at a former train station-turned-concert venue called La Recyclerie. As Pitchfork points out, La Blogothèque captured footage, which you… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 26, 2015

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… More »

By: James Rettig / January 24, 2015

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,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2015

Marvel Comics Appropriates Run The Jewels’ Logo For Two Covers

Run The Jewels' gun-and-fist logo/hand sign is fast achieving cultural dominance, and now it's about to enter the Marvel universe. Rolling Stone reports that the covers of two new Marvel comics, Howard The Duck #2 and Deadpool #45, will use that logo and riff on the Run The Jewels 2 cover art. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2015

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2015

Run The Jewels Are Opening For Jack White At MSG

You know who should play together? Run The Jewels and Jack White. SAID NO ONE EVER HAHAHA. Oh wait, I guess Jack White said it. Because when White's tour comes to NYC's Madison Square Garden later this month, RTJ will be the special-guest opening act. And as El-P explains:… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 8, 2015

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2014

In 2014, rap's biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he's been promising. Drake threw a bunch of great songs up on Soundcloud rather than compiling those songs into an LP. Jay Z went on tour with his wife but gave us no… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2014

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 RTJ3More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 11, 2014

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 o… More »

By: David Grossman / December 5, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2014

The 50 Best Albums Of 2014

Music is a messy thing. There's too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it -- or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool'… More »

By: Stereogum / December 2, 2014
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