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Statik Selektah – “Put Jewels On It” feat. Run The Jewels

Yes and YES! Mike & El-P doing what they do over a Stat track? C’mon son! You are already slow if you wait any longer to press play. Is it dope? Bet on it. In fact, “Put Jewels On It.” Set to come out as part of Statik Selektah’s project entitled “8” (available for pre-order in iTunes via the link below).

STATIK SELEKTAH – 8 (PRE-ORDER)

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Don’t Walk! Run The Jewels… NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert (Video)

Let the E&J and lyrics and booming beats FLOW! RTJ on NPR for an intimate, but no-less-energized [Tiny Desk] Concert with rhyme buddies El-P and Killer Mike. Okay, in case you don’t follow Run The Jewels… have any kids leave the F**KING room NOW! Liquor and lyrics laced with profanity and adult dopeness. Party time! Let’s GO!

Mina Tavakoli | February 6, 2017 — Like any good pair of twins, Run the Jewels have a freaky sort of unspoken fraternity. When El-P and Killer Mike strode in with their usual uniforms — Mike in a gold chain as thick as a garter snake, El in a fitted Yankees cap and pair of blue-mirrored sunglasses — the two didn’t have to do as much as nod to one another before upending three tracks from their latest LP, RTJ3, in strange and perfect symbiosis.

El-P (née El-Producto, née Jaime Meline) — rapper, producer, and all-around godfather of the backpacker scene of the late-90’s — and Killer Mike — known for guest features on tracks by Atlanta’s Dungeon Family in the early-aughts, solo work in the mid-to-late ’00s, and perhaps most widely for his very public support of Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign last year — have out-mused each other in a supergroup that somehow seems to get better, louder, and more pertinent since their start in 2013. They represent an ideal evolution of underground hip-hop to mainstream success, mixing a fundamentally activist animus with IMAX-level production without losing a speck of vital force.

On an unseasonably beautiful day in D.C., Run the Jewels was sweaty and sulfuric, ad-libbing with one another in an exchange so slick, easy, and conspiratorial, it felt like we were in on their shared language.

Run the Jewels 3 is available now!

– NPR Music

EL-P X KILLER MIKE – RUN THE JEWELS 3 (ALBUM)

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Run The Jewels – “Legend Has It” (Video)

See? That El-P spitting that line about being a ‘warlock’ in this… would’ve Run The Jewels right up the creek and onto the fire pile back a few centuries ago. Just posted on here about the ‘crime’ of witchcraft. RTJ ain’t scared though. They always burning something *wink* over there. Plus, “Legend Has It” they’re already in jail anyway. Hahaaa! This track off “RTJ3” (link in previous post here) is on the “Black Panther” movie trailer, too? Dope!

RUN THE JEWELS – RTJ3 (ALBUM)

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Danger Mouse – “Chase Me” feat. Run The Jewels x Big Boi

Say what? A lil Purple Ribbon [re]unity going on in this Danger Mouse track, “Chase Me.” Well… bump-bump-bump-bump, YEAH! The All-Stars Killer Mike (of Run The Jewels) and Big Boi are running around on the single from the soundtrack for the film “Baby Driver.”

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Killer Mike x El-P – “Run The Jewels 3” (Album Stream)

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Killer Kill off the #FeelTheBern trail, now blazing a new trail with #RTJ comrade El-P on this latest release “Run The Jewels 3” (out since Christmas 2016). Of course, we have the stream below for the FREE. You’re welcome!

KILLER MIKE X EL-P – RUN THE JEWELS 3 (ALBUM)

Run The Jewels – “Legend Has It”

Run The Jewels is getting up on another project, “RTJ3” due out January 13, 2017. But lookit. Got this “Legend Has It” for y’all to check out on the right now! Stream above. Linked below. As always, El-P produced will Killer Mike beast emceeing. But do-production credit to Little Shalimar and Wilder Zoby on this one.

RUN THE JEWELS – LEGEND HAS IT

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Bumbershoot Festival 2016 Lineup Announced

Festival season is in full swing right now. The Shaky Knees & Shaky Beats festivals have already happened here in Atlanta.  SXSW went down in Austin, Broccoli City in DC and these are just a few of the many nationwide.  Well in the Pacific Northwest the Bumbershoot festival goes down Labor Day weekend September 2-4 in Seattle, Washington.  This is the 46th year of the festival ArtByOdell has flown out to Seattle the last two years to cover this historic festival. Music, Art, Literature, Comedy all happen at Bumbershoot but the music takes center stage.  The lineup was recently announced.  With a lineup that could possibly be one of the most diverse of all festivals.  From Logic, to DeathCab for Cutie, to Anderson.Paak, to Run The Jewels, Billy Idol, to Fetty WapBryson Tiller, Zhu, Flatbush Zombies to Seattle’s own beloved Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.  After all the artists I named that’s not even a quarter of the full lineup of acts.  Once again we will make the trip from Atlanta to Seattle for a fun filled Labor Day weekend!  Passes on sale now if you have never visited Seattle this is a good reason to check it out.  Meet us at the Space Needle and dance to the music being performed.

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Run The Jewels In Concert At Boiler Room London (Video)

Confession and evidence of Hip-Hop arson captured right here in 360° video. Killer Mike told the crowd that he and his partner El-P came to burn the UK Boiler Room set to the muthaph#kin’ ground! An hour strong of Run The Jewels on stage getting it in. You know, we’ve seen so much of Mike giving political commentary and stumping for Bernie Sanders for U.S. President, we might have forgotten about his emceeing…

Nah, that wasn’t ever gonna happen. Ha!

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Politics: Killer Mike Endorses Bernie Sanders For President (Video)

If you lean to the left (e.g. are likely to vote Democrat in the coming 2016 U.S. election), you should be gathering information and forming impressions NOW. Because before you know it, you will have a decision to make. Every person who has ever run for office has understood that, in order to win, she or he must be supported and admired (and hated) by the right people. So, if you’re thinking Hilary Clinton’s the one, I hope you are learning who is for and against her. Alternatively, if you are taking a hard look at Bernie Sanders – “feeling the Bern” as it were – then you should take a look at the clip above. We KNOW you love Hip-Hop and the Culture if you come to this site often. But maybe “Politics As Usual” has soured you on voting (or even caring). I hope you read my VOTE DAMMIT! posts on here (whether you lean left or right). But maybe they don’t fire you up. But this vid… this vid right here… Just play it. Watch Killer Kill From Adamsville, and it will GIVE YOU BACK YOUR FIRE and make you care about the fight again. In a most powerful way, his speech above makes it clear: Killer Mike Endorses Bernie Sanders, the next President of the United States!

Now sure, you will make your own decision in that ballot box, but a candidate is known and judged by the company she or he keeps; and the enemies she or he makes. Do your research. Who is in who’s corner? What fights is your candidate picking? I’m not sure I completely #FeelTheBern yet, but the temperature is rising.

Oh, and just in case you are thinking this is just more ‘politicking’ peep after the jump. The whole event, including what Bernie Sanders has to say (and eat).

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Run The Jewels – “Get It” (Video)

The fellas got to “Get It” in on stage. It’s just how the Killer (Mike & El-P) combo does. See all the evidence of such you need, and a few cool cameos, in the video above. This is off that “RTJ 2” album we posted on here earlier.

RUN THE JEWELS – RUN THE JEWELS 2

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Killer Mike On The Tavis Smiley Show (Video)

Respect! More of the Hip-Hop Ambassador of Realness – 1/2 of Run The Jewels – making the media rounds. Talk show host Tavis Smiley has Killer Kill From Adamsville in for a sit-down. Captured in two parts: Start with the first above, then continue with the second after the jump.

RUN THE JEWELS – RUN THE JEWELS 2

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Nas Made Them ‘Run The Jewels’ During Festival In New York (Video)

Killer Mike and El-P (aka Run The Jewels) had to have dreamed of rocking a festival stage coming up. Check. Dreamed of of that crowd; ravenous fans wilding out in front of the stage. Check. But in their wildest dreams… rocking a stage with the G.O.D.M.C. Nas though? Yoooo! Watch and feel the energy stage side where they were shootin’… this video.

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Run the Jewels – “Lie, Cheat, Steal” (Official Video)

Visuals for the latest single off “Run The Jewels 2” – the wild, successful and wildly successful second LP borne of the collaboration between Killer Mike and El-P (aka Run The Jewels). This is “Lie, Cheat, Steal.”

RUN THE JEWELS – RUN THE JEWELS 2

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Killer Mike Overwhelmed with Emotion Following the Ferguson Grand Jury Statement In St. Louis (Video)

Riots are only the language of the unheard.
Killer Mike

Killer Kill from Adamsville gets it: The sentiments expressed so perfectly by Jay Smooth (posted on earlier here) are revisited so emotionally by Hip-Hop’s proud son, Killer Mike. In St. Louis (Missouri, USA) with his homie El-P to rock a Run The Jewels set, he heard the news out of Ferguson, Missouri [that no action will be taken against the officer that killed Mike Brown] – and like many on the scene – it rubbed him so raw he was hurt, was scared, was angry, was feeling retaliatory (ready to burn something down)… BUT… Mike hugged it out, cried it out, talked it out, got on stage and let it out. AND TORE THAT M#THERF#CKER DOWN!!!

Tonight I got kicked on my ass… You m#therf#ckers got me today. I have a 20 year son. I have a 12 year old son. And I am so afraid for them… These m#therf#ckers got me today. But with that said, you m#therf#ckers will not own tomorrow!
Killer Mike

Watch the video-taped confessional turn into a high-energy Hip-Hop Revival up in the spot. Revolution energy being channeled. Prepare before you press play; a tissue for one hand… while balling the other into a fist and raising it in solidarity.

This is Hip-Hop. GO!

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Run The Jewels – “Blockbuster Night Part 1″ (Video)

Killer Mike and El-P aka Run The Jewels. Official video for the single “Blockbuster Night Part 1″ off their “Run The Jewels 2” project. How do you ensure an ambulance is the first on the scene of a crash? Hell, crash the ambulance (with some hard rhyming and driving like these guys)! Will they? Let’s watch.

RUN THE JEWELS – RUN THE JEWELS 2

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Run The Jewels – “Close Your Eyes” (And Count To F#ck) feat. Zack de la Rocha

Front man for the rock act Rage Against The Machine (Zack de la Rocha) joins in on the mayhem that Run The Jewels is running down. Killer Mike and El-P with this ‘instructional’ title off their anticipated album; now finally available for pre-order.

Third single from the upcoming Run The Jewels 2, “Close Your Eyes” (And Count To F#ck) features Zack de la Rocha! Album now available to preorder on iTunes and releases worldwide on 10/27 via Mass Appeal Records.

RUN THE JEWELS – CLOSE YOUR EYES | RUN THE JEWELS 2

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Run The Jewels – “Run The Jewels” (Video)

Relax. Of course there’s a music video for that “Run The Jewels” joint. Ready to watch? Okay, relaxation time over! Click play above and witness a technicolor nightmare a la El-P and Killer Mike! Have you picked up that Run The Jewels album yet? You can…

DOWNLOAD: EL-P X KILLER MIKE – RUN THE JEWELS (LP)

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Run The Jewels (El-P x Killer Mike) – “Banana Clipper” feat. Big Boi [Video]

Off their “Run The Jewels” collabo project, El-P and Killer Mike are back at you with visuals for “Banana Clipper” featuring Big Boi (of Outkast). We posted links for the single and self-titled full-length project earlier. Follow them (re-upped below for you) after you watch the ‘Killer’ video.

RUN THE JEWELS – BANANA CLIPPER FEAT. BIG BOI | FULL-LENGTH LP

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Run The Jewels (El-P x Killer Mike) – “Get It” [Video]

Killer Mike and El-P dropped a video for “Get It” off their self-titled LP. Been a minute since we’ve posted on this duo. But to get you over that, how about a FREE download?

DOWNLOAD: EL-P X KILLER MIKE – RUN THE JEWELS (LP)

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Run The Jewels (Killer Mike x El-P) – “36-Inch Chain”

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Good looking out on this scoop from my people over at Bad Magics. Run The Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P) leak “36-Inch Chain” from their upcoming project. This single is available for FREE download though… thanks to Williams Street Records and Adult Swim (yeah, the smoked out late night Cartoon Network folks).

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DOWNLOAD: RUN THE JEWELS (KILLER MIKE X EL-P) – 36-INCH CHAIN

 

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