Killer Mike and El-P provide the theme song to the Mass Appeal documentary “Rubble Kings.” Out on October 30th, Rubble Kings is described as a film about “how a few extraordinary, forgotten people did the impossible, during the gang era of NYC and how their actions impacted the city and the world over by planting the seeds to what would become hip hop culture.”
Just Blaze takes on the feline version of Run The Jewels’ “Oh My Darling” and, of course, the results are ridiculous.
RUN THE JEWELS FEAT. ZACK DE LA ROCHA PERFORM CLOSE YOUR EYES (AND COUNT TO FUCK) AT PITCHFORK FESTIVAL
Run The Jewels hit the Pitchfork stage and performed a rowdy rendition of “Close Your Eyes” alongside Rage Against The Machine frontman Zack De La Rocha.
By now you’ve heard about the Meow The Jewels project that started off as a joke until the kickstarter campaign amassed $40k in pledge money. Well, the first single from the feline version of RTJ drops with the assistance of Boots on the appropriately titled “Meowrly.”
Inspired by Harrison Ford’s epic sci fi film “Blade Runner,” Run The Jewels announce their “Jewel Runner” tour that runs from September to October. Check out the dates and admire the artwork.
9/29 – Tucson, AZ - Rialto
9/30 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
10/2-10/4 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/03 - New Orleans, LA – Republic
10/06 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
10/07 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s
10/9-10/11 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/12 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
10/13 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
10/15 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
10/20 – Denver, CO – Ogden
10/21 – Denver, CO – Ogden
10/22 – Kansas City, MO – Midland
10/23 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/24 – Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Hall
Killer Mike and El-P release the animated video for “Early” and, as always, offer a very timely view on today’s climate between African Americans and the boys in blue.
The RTJ x Zack De La Rocha collaboration gets the visual treatment and Killer Mike explains what you are looking at.
“This video represents the futile and exhausting existence of a purgatory-like law enforcement system. There is no neat solution at the end because there is no neat solution in the real world. However, there is an opportunity to dialogue and change the way communities are policed in this country. Salutes to AG Rojas for his unique take on the subject matter and to Shea and Keith for giving us their all and bringing it to life.”
Uproxx caught up with Killer Mike and El P in the Dominican Republic for an insightful interview on their musical origins and El P plays a new beat from the Run The Jewels 3 album.
A fan tried to show his ass by attempting to run up on Killer Mike and El P during their performance at Spotify House at SXSW. But he learned quickly that you don’t run up on Run The Jewels. What possessed this man to try and fight RTJ is beyond us but the end is hilarious.
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Mike and El-P head to Graffiti’s SWAG Shop in Atlanta, Georgia and talk to four kids about real shit: girls vs. boys’ intelligence, Iggy Azalea, non-violent drug offenses, and more. Don’t sleep on the wisdom of the youth.