Last night, a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri came to a sudden halt when they decided to not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the August death of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was shot and killed after an encounter with police. Protesters in Ferguson and across the country expressed outrage at the decision. It was soon after the saddening decision that Run the Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P) performed in St. Louis, just a few miles from Ferguson. Killer Mike, who is noted for his outspoken views toward law enforcement, delivered an emotional speech in which he blasted the country’s “war machine,” offered support to Brown’s family and the protesters, and even expressed fear for his own two sons. Watch the full video after the jump.
With the release and success of their second Run the Jewels album, Killer Mike and El-P continue having fun with the visuals for their single “Blockbuster Night Pt. 1″ which depicts the two antiheroes as a pair of naughty EMTs. The two spend most of their time speeding, getting high, and being all around lazy and carefree. Watch the video for “Blockbuster Night Pt. 1″ after the jump.
With Killer Mike and El-P’s Run the Jewels officially celebrating the release of their second studio album (Last week, they surprised fans by sharing it early as a free download and stream) they decided to share “Blockbuster Night Pt. 2″, the album’s iTunes bonus track which features Despot and Ratking’s Wiki. Listen to it after the jump.
The collaboration between Atlanta’s Killer Mike and Brooklyn’s El-P received a sequel and though the album is due out October 27th the two rap maestros went ahead and shared the album as a free download last night. Early this morning, El-P tweeted a link to download the album, with Killer Mike following suit. We’ve provided the download link (and stream) after the jump, get at it now!
El-P and Killer Mike are slated to drop their anticipated Run the Jewels sequel RTJ2 on October 27th and having already shared solid cuts like “Blockbuster Night Pt. 1″ and “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry” the duo return to share “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fu*k)” featuring outspoken Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha. Listen after the jump.
We are halfway through 2014 and we’ve already been blessed with many great albums so far. But who shall deliver during the second half? Will Kanye drop a Yeezus 2? Is Jay Rock’s album ever coming out? More after the jump!
It’s safe to say that one of the most highly anticipated hip-hop albums of 2014 is Killer Mike and El-P’s second installment of their Run the Jewels collaboration. The rap duo has already shared two solid tracks from the upcoming project and today they’ve decided to share “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry”, their contribution to the Adult Swim Singles Series. The two have recruited Michael Winslow, also known as the “Man of 10,000 Sound Effects”, who is best remembered as Cadet Larvell Jones from the Police Academy series for the track. Listen after the jump.
El-P and Killer Mike have announced August Tour Dates in support of their “Run The Jewels” project.
The duo will hit festivals such as Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Music Fest Northwest during the swing. Hit the jump for dates.