Last month El-P and Killer Mike shared a new Run the Jewels track, “Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite),” which is part of Adult Swim’s singles program. The track was the duo’s first new musical offering since their cat-sampling remix album Meow the Jewels, and appears on the album for the documentary Rubble Kings, out January 15 via Mass Appeal. Furthermore, Rubble Kings: The Album features contributions from Bun B, Ghostface Killah, Mr Muthafukin eXquire, and more. Check out Run the Jewels’ contribution to the soundtrack after the jump.
Swedish indie pop outfit Miike Snow will release their third album, III sometime next year, and the group recently shared “Heart Is Full”, the first single from the Happy to You follow-up — their first single in over three years. Now, they’ve recruited hip-hop’s premiere rap duo, Run the Jewels for the remix, which you can stream above via The Fader after the jump.
Big Boi is teaming up with a group simply known as Phantogram, who Boi allegedly discovered on a pop-up ad. Interesting. The trio of Big Boi and Phantogram (Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel) is slated to release their debut project, an EP, entitled Big Grams. The track list is short, as expected with an EP, but it features two huge acts: Run the Jewels and Skrillex. Polarizing features, I know. But you’ll be giving this a shot once it drops on September 25th via Epic. Check out the track listing after the jump, folks.
Last night in Brooklyn, Run the Jewels played a show as part of Northside Festival. During their set, they brought out Nas to do his classic “Made You Look.” It’s not the first time the Mass Appeal founder has come out to a Run the Jewels event; he performed his new track “The Season” at the RTJ2 release party. Check out the footage of Nas during Run the Jewels after the jump.
Adult Swim, your favorite cartoon network and distributor of poppin’ tunes, is returning with a stream of free singles. This year’s lineup includes DOOM and Ghostface Killah’s DOOMSTARKS project, Run the Jewels, Flying Lotus, Chromatics, Danny Brown with Clams Casino, Shabazz Palaces, Skrillex and even heavy metal legends Slayer are some of the involved artists. You can find the full list of contributors, along with when they’ll be releasing their songs after the jump.. The program kicks off June 8.
Good news for rap fans: there will be a Run the Jewels 3, unfortunately not in 2015. After teasing the new project El-P shares the official visuals for their Run the Jewels 2 track “Early.” Check it out after the jump.
If you’re going to be in the Netherlands this summer, you won’t want to miss this one! The lineup for the 2015 WOO HAH! Festival has just been announced and as you can tell from the flier above, it’s going to be epic.
Hot off releasing one of the dopest albums of 2014 (and iHipHop’s best hip-hop album of 2014,) Killer Mike and El-P return to 2015 with the visuals for “Lie, Cheat, Steal.” It’s pretty devilish as the two rappers are warped throughout the video. Peep the visuals for Run the Jewels’ “Lie, Cheat, Steal” after the jump.
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.
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!