Run The Jewels weren’t supposed to play Washington, DC the night before Donald Trump’s inauguration. They were going to hit that stage earlier, but a water main break forced them to reschedule, and there they were. It’s hard to imagine a more perfect confluence. During their set, Killer Mike spoke some impassioned words, and the group introduced another veteran rabble-rouser, former Rage Against The Machine frontman Zack De La Rocha. De La Rocha rapped his surprise uncredited guest verse on the RTJ3 track “Kill Your Masters,” and he also stuck around for the RTJ2 highlight “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck).” Also, Killer Mike, who almost never does solo tracks at Run The Jewels shows, rapped “Reagan,” his all-presidents-are-evil song from his El-P-produced R.A.P. Music album. Watch some fan-made videos from the show below, via Pitchfork.
— PARK_the_car (@ParkaAdam) January 20, 2017
That made me feel a little better. Hopefully, it made you feel a little better too.