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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

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 1, 2014

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 25, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 20, 2014
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