It’s a Christmas fucking miracle! Killer Mike and El-P weren’t supposed to release RTJ3, their highly anticipated third album under the name Run The Jewels, until 1/13, but, well, here we are, and here it is. Isn’t it nice? We’ve already heard early singles “Talk To Me,” “2100,” and “Legend Has It,” and now you can stream the entire thing and read a statement from the duo below.
For Our Jewel Runners Worldwide,
Fuck it. We couldn’t help ourselves. It just feels right. After a crazy fucking year and with a full tour about to set off we asked ourselves what we were waiting for… and we just couldn’t come up with a great answer. You’ve been with us since we started this thing and its made such a huge difference in our lives to have your energy and love. Thank you. So as a gift to all of you who have allowed us to continue to do what we love: RTJ3. We busted our asses on this one and we think we made something special this round. Grab it for free, buy it on any of the digital platforms you like or stream it. Physical copies will still be dropping in January as announced but until then: enjoy and we will see you on the road!
With our love,
Jaime and Mike.
RTJ have also shared a clip from their appearance on Portlandia’s season seven premiere, in which they discuss album rollout strategy with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. Here’s that.
RTJ3 is out now. You can theoretically download it for free here, although their site seems to be down right now.
UPDATE: For a download, try this link:
OUR TECH-FORCE HAS JACKED IN TO THE MAIN FRAME AND AQUIRED AN EMERGENCY DOWNLOAD LINK TO RTJ3 BREAK GLASS FOR ALBUM https://t.co/azmQdausVy
— el-p (@therealelp) December 25, 2016