Run The Jewels are currently touring North America’s finest hockey arenas alongside Lorde, which might explain why the duo of Killer Mike and El-P do not appear in their latest music video, for the RTJ3 track “Oh Mama.” Instead, they’ve lined up a suitable pair of replacements: Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith, stars of … More »
Every year, the people behind Record Store Day pick one famous artist to help them advance the cause of getting people into brick-and-mortar stores to drop a bunch of money on limited releases once a year. Last year, it was St. Vincent. And this year, the duo of Killer Mike and El-P are doing … More »
Having recently added a Grammy and three studio albums to their list of achievements, Run the Jewels are one of contemporary hip hop’s most acclaimed acts. In their newest video for “Call Ticketron,” directed by Brian and Brad Palmer, the duo — comprised of Killer Mike and El-P — journey through an post apocalyptic Madison Square Garden after discovering that their “sold out” headlining show is actually empty.
Viewers can call the emergency tip line from the video’s “newscast” at (646) 846-RTJ3, but the only auditory feedback that is received are some jumbled snippets from the clip.
For those who enjoy laser shooting tarantulas and doom laden lighting schemes, Run the Jewels are here to satisfy.
Run The Jewels teased their “Call Ticketron” video earlier this week with an elaborate website hinting at chaos in New York City. Now it’s here, and it’s indeed about a hostile alien invasion in Midtown Manhattan. Unfortunately for El-P, Killer Mike, and DJ Trackstar, it hits right when RTJ are about to encore at … More »
Famous rap group Run The Jewels has teamed up with Boston producer Statik Selektah for a fresh new track, “Put Jewels On It.” The new release is set to be featured on Statik Selektah’s new album 8, which is slated to drop Dec. 8.
“Put Jewels On It” harkens back to the golden age of hip-hop with unmistakable jazz elements and classic scratching creating a menacing undercurrent to the entire track. EL-P and Killer Mike attack this latest collaboration with the razor-sharp lyrical acumen and double-edged bravado that has elevated the duo to superstardom.
Producer Statik Selektah is putting out a new album next month, and today he’s shared a single called “Put Jewels On It” that features none other than El-P and Killer Mike of Run The Jewels. The rest of Statik Selektah’s album, 8, also features some big-name guests, including 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Joey Bada$$, Raekwon, … More »
I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors on the last page and it beeped from my backpack on the way out. I was gonna bring it back. I just wanted to take it home to read the … More »
Run The Jewels have a new song on the FIFA 18 soundtrack — the game comes out tomorrow — and today a commercial has been released that features of a preview of their original contribution. The track’s called “Mean Demeanor” and, while the version in the trailer is apparently an alternate mix, you can get … More »
El-P says he was asked to compose a score for the trailer to the upcoming Blade Runner 2049, but his score was either rejected or flat-out ignored. The rapper and producer revealed the news on Twitter and Instagram last night, sharing a clip and promising to release the whole thing at some point. “Honestly even … More »
Run The Jewels have made a hell of a lot of noise in today’s hip-hop.
Just this weekend Killer Mike and El-P’s committed vision has delivered yet another rad moment as the two brought up a random fan, Jacob Powell, at their Friday evening August 4 Lollapalooza performance to rap their track “Legend Has It.”
After spotting his sign in the crowd reading,”Let me rap ‘Legend Has It,’” the rapper duo told Powell to get up to the stage.
“Clear the motherfucking way,” Killer Mike said as he began to make his way to the barrier. “Get your ass to the stage.”
The crowd could hardly believe their eyes. Powell made it to the stage when El-P said, “You just happened to catch our eye the minute we were just about to do that song.”
Adding “We’re gonna help you do it a capella. The way that we like to do is that you take the center of the stage, you raise your hands to the sky and you say: ‘Chicago, make some noise!”
The city, understandably, lost their minds. “You’ve got about eight bars maximum before you get the fuck off of here.”
Powell unleashed eight bars, with the help of the rap duo, wowing 60,000 plus people who closed out his incredible turn by chanting his name. In a moment that became an instant legend: Killer Mike lifted Powell, carrying him around the stage, ensuring jaws stayed glued to the floor—all while he continued to throw it down, without missing a word. Watch Powell utterly kill it for yourself here.