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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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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,…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
Run The Jewels' live show in a big, noisy, life-affirming thing, and it's absolutely something you should make a point to see when it comes to your town. That's true whether or not El-P and Killer…   Read Story »