Danny Brown has released “Dirty Laundry,” the first single from his new album uknowhatimsayin¿. The project will be released Oct. 4 via Warp. Q-Tip executive produced; Flying Lotus, Paul White, Standing On The Corner, and JPEGMAFIA contributed beats. JPEG features on the album, too, along with Blood Orange, Run The Jewels, and Obangjayar. More »
Rap supergroup Run the Jewels announced in their latest newsletter that they have tapped industry icon Rick Rubin for assistance on their forthcoming LP Run the Jewels 4. The duo, comprised of Brooklyn rapper and producer El-P and Atlanta rapper Killer Mike, revealed via their digital announce that they recently stopped by Rubin’s Los Angeles studio in efforts to “keep shit moving,” in reference to the impending project.
“We’ve been going hard on RTJ4 and have a genuine excitement to share new music with you all. We stand behind our statement that this record is going to punch you in the fucking face and burn everything in its path,” the duo announced in allusion to the album. “We thank you for your continued patience as we put together what we believe will be our best record yet.”
Since releasing their first volume of their widely acclaimed self-titled LP Run the Jewels, El-P and Killer Mike have been relentless in their follow-up albums —RTJ2 in 2014 and RTJ3 in 2016 and proved to be one of the most explosive hip-hop acts of the better part of the decade. Now, anticipation for RTJ4 is at an all-time high. El-P tweeted in a since-deleted post that the album would most likely drop in summer of 2019, writing “i’m sorry if that schedule disappoints anyone but we need the time to make sure the music doesn’t.”
Killer Mike stays busy. Mike was an Atlanta rap legend long before he joined up with El-P, formed Run The Jewels, and found a surprising level of middle-aged rap stardom. And when Run The Jewels aren’t busy, Mike is still finding ways to get out into the world. Recently, Mike’s Netflix series Trigger … More »
Killer Mike — Atlanta rap eminence, Run The Jewels ringer, and occasional haver of terrible opinions — has a new Netflix show called Trigger Warning. The idea of this show, as Mike himself says, is to showcase “the most absurd thoughts and arguments I’ve had in my life, and to see if they’re … More »
There’s a new Run The Jewels song, “Let’s Go (The Royal We),” featured in the post-credits stinger of the new Tom Hardy-starring superhero movie Venom. But that new song is actually based on a piece of music that El-P wrote for another big movie, as the rapper and producer revealed during an interview … More »
There’s a new Run The Jewels song in the new superhero movie Venom. As has become standard with Marvel films — although Venom, the first film in Sony’s Marvel Universe, was technically only made in association with Marvel — it features a post-credits stinger, and that scene features a new RTJ song called “Let’s Go … More »
Ten or 15 years ago, if someone would’ve told me that there would’ve been a Bun B solo album with an El-P guest verse, I might’ve had a heart attack. But that’s where we are. Different strains of underground rap converge all the time. And Bun B, the Texan rap originator, plays host to Run … More »
For years, Adult Swim, the Cartoon Network’s grown-up and stoner-friendly programming bloc, has been doing whatever it can to help out the music world. Over the past few years, Adult Swim has been releasing scores of free and smartly curated songs with its Adult Swim Singles series. It gave the Odd Future kids a show. More »
Adult Swim is still principally a collection of absurd television shows (I think), but there’s no ignoring the brand’s increasingly prevalent foray into an artistic form that tends to touch our emotional cores a bit more than prepubescent meatballs. I’m talking about music, of course — and it’s certainly possible that you’ve come across or even listened to the Adult Swim Singles Program, which debuted eight years ago as an annual playlist of new music from artists that even we snobby jerks at TMT would recommend without caveats.
LOGICALLY, then, the next step after these extreme musical indulgences would be an actual music festival…hmm…perhaps in Los Angeles…and perhaps called Adult Swim Festival?
Boom: The first annual Adult Swim Festival is set to take place October 6-7 in the ROW DTLA district, and though the lineup is still literally filled with question marks, many noteworthy artists have also been announced. Attendees can look forward to headliner Run the Jewels (who have a longstanding connection with AS), Julianna Barwick, Zola Jesus, Thundercat, Wavves, D∆WN, Com Truise, Big Freedia, and more. Some comedic performances are also scheduled. Single day passes are currently $75, and weekend passes (which include entry to the Friday preview day) are $230.
Go here for more info, and check out the festival trailer — as well as some relevant music from a few of the artists in the lineup — below:
Run The Jewels have this ongoing bit where they fake-ruin all of Stephen Colbert’s on-air holiday celebrations. And while the rap duo “swore they had something nice to say” to Colbert on Friday’s Late Show, their birthday song was no different. They start by singing “Happy Birthday” before rapping about Colbert’s impending death while neon … More »