The toys have gone wild! Killer Mike and El-P drop another video from their excellent RTJ4 album with “Walking In The Snow.” The duo show up as toys in a dystopian bedroom and aim to lead the revolution. Yeah, it’s wild.
Killer Mike and El-P connect with Royal Blood for a reimagination of “The Ground Below.” The added flavor gives it a genre-bending accent and is a welcome addition to the fantastic catalog of Run The Jewels.
Your Old Droog will release his Dump YOD: Krutoy Edition project on December 4th and releases the first single “Pravda” with Black Thought, El-P, Mach-Hommy and Tha God Fahim adding their bars to the extended cipher.
Run The Jewels reconnect with Adult Swim to get animated with the video for “Yankee and the Brave.” Killer Mike and El-P are on the run from robot cops and, as you can imagine, they make their escape.
The cast from the Amazon Original movie “Get Duked!” try to pull a heist at the Run The Jewels crib and end up dealing with some complex issues from the duo and guest 2 Chainz. Check out the video for “Out of Sight.”
Travis Barker and Run The Jewels connect for the first time since 2014 as Killer Mike and El-P bless the Blink 182 drummer’s “Forever.”
Stop-motion animation is front and center in Run The Jewels latest video for “Ju$t” that features Pharrell Williams and Zack de la Rocha.
Visual artist Winston Hacking took charge on the lyric video and had this to say:
“I worked closely with Run The Jewels to create a satirical time-capsule of 2020 thus far, capturing the sentiment of their song using collage animation. Drawing on the influence of Public Enemy’s classic ‘Shut ‘Em Down’ video, we combined cut up images from contemporary and historical events into a psychedelic protest vignette, a visual f**k you to systemic racism.”
A few weeks before the coronavirus pandemic shut down America, Killer Mike, El-P, Greg Nice and DJ Premier held the ultimate block party for the “Ooh La La” video from RTJ4.
“We shot this video only a few weeks before the pandemic hit with no clue as to what the future held. the fact that we got the chance to do it is damn near miraculous in hindsight. in conceptualizing the video with our friends Brian and Vanessa Beletic we imagined the world on the day that the age old struggle of class was finally over. a day that humanity, empathy and community were victorious over the forces that would separate us based on arbitrary systems created by man. this video is a fantasy of waking up on a day that there is no monetary system, no dividing line, no false construct to tell our fellow man that they are less or more than anyone else. not that people are without but that the whole meaning of money has vanished. that we have somehow solved our self-created caste system and can now start fresh with love, hope and celebration. its a dream of humanity’s V-DAY… and the party we know would pop off.
After serving up “Yankee & The Brave,” El-P and Killer Mike keep things chugging along on the road to Run The Jewels 4 with “Ooh La La” featuring Greg Nice and DJ Premier.
“There’s not a lot of classic undermined golden age material that hasn’t been turned into a jam… and I’ve been plotting on this for probably the last three albums,” El-P told Apple Music about sampling Gang Starr’s “DWYCK” on the song. “We don’t intentionally do old school music… But our influences and who we are come from an era that is very real.”
In this time of self-quarantine, people are finding ways to stay busy and entertain. The dynamic duo of El P and Killer Mike took to Instagram Live recently to ease the pain of being stuck at home by playing a song from the upcoming Run The Jewels 4 album. Unfortunately, it wouldn’t play clearly so the duo decided to drop the official audio for “Yankee and the Brave” for your listening pleasure. Enjoy.