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Big Boi & Killer Mike Are Planning A Joint EP
Big Boi & Killer Mike Are Planning A Joint EP Aug 22, 2016 at 04:11pm
Two esteemed Atlanta veterans, Big Boi and Killer Mike, are reportedly teaming up for a joint EP. Mike hasn't dropped a project since he and El-P released the second installment of their acclaimed Run the Jewel series in late 2014. Big Boi has been focused on his partnership with electronic duo Phantogram, with whom he makes up the group Big Grams. They released their debut self-titled EP last year. A project between the two Dungeon Family members is a welcome surprise, especially considering all of their classic collabs over the years. 
10 Rappers Turned Social Activists
10 Rappers Turned Social Activists Jul 11, 2016 at 04:44pm
Materialism and humanitarianism are often at odds in hip hop. Actavis and activism do not always go hand-in-hand. But hip hop is a world unto itself, and countless rappers have used their platform to fight for the underprivileged.
Killer Mike Updates Fans On "Run The Jewels 3" Release
Killer Mike Updates Fans On "Run The Jewels 3" Release Jun 21, 2016 at 09:01am
Killer Mike and El-P's much beloved rap group Run The Jewels, are working on their third eponymously titled album, as they have been for a minute now. The last update we received on the Run The Jewels 3 album was in March, when producer/rapper El-P told fans that the album was "halfway" done.
These Hip Hop Artists Are "On The Way To Legend" According To Talib Kweli
These Hip Hop Artists Are "On The Way To Legend" According To Talib Kweli May 18, 2016 at 11:24am
Talib Kweli can usually be found debating, arguing, or flat out beefing with his Twitter followers. On Tuesday, he responded to a tweet that suggested that there are no one today matches the artistry of golden era greats like Rakim and A Tribe Called Quest. “I disagree,” Kweli wrote. “RTJ, Joey Badass, Kendrick, Cole, Rapsody, Anderson Paak Chance, all great on the way to legend.”
El-P Gives Promising Update On "Run The Jewels 3"
El-P Gives Promising Update On "Run The Jewels 3" Mar 28, 2016 at 04:41pm
It appears that Killer Mike and El-P have been holed up in the studio these past few weeks, smoking copious amounts of reefer and putting a major dent into their massively anticipated album Run The Jewels 3. They made such great progress that El-P believes a 2016 release is within reach.  "Pleased to report #RTJ3 is halfway done, the goal of a 2016 release is achievable and a safer, more profitable global economy in our grasp," he wrote on Twitter Monday morning.
Bernie Sanders' Most Hip-Hop Moments
Bernie Sanders' Most Hip-Hop Moments Mar 6, 2016 at 05:22pm
There's no question that Bernie Sanders is the hip hop community's choice for president. As he continues to fight for the democratic party's nomination, we've decided to compile Senator Sanders' most hip hop moments. Killer Mike, the legendary Atlanta MC who is best known currently as one half of Run The Jewels, has been an avid supporter of Bernie Sanders in recent months, endorsing him at every chance he gets. T.I. is the most recent rapper to make headlines for supporting Bernie, but Big Boi and Lil B have also gone public with their feeling of the Bern.
Killer Mike Calls Out Clinton In Rousing Speech At Sanders Rally
Killer Mike Calls Out Clinton In Rousing Speech At Sanders Rally Feb 27, 2016 at 11:56pm
One of Bernie Sanders' most prominent and vocal supporters has been Atlanta emcee Killer Mike. As both Democratic candidates were in South Carolina today for the state's primary, Killer Mike delivered an impassioned speech at a Sanders rally at Claflin University. The focus of his speech was the difference between Senator Sanders' attitude toward the Black Lives Matter movement to that of his opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. 
Killer Mike Shares Snippet of "RTJ3" On Instagram
Killer Mike Shares Snippet of "RTJ3" On Instagram Feb 12, 2016 at 05:18pm
It was just six weeks ago that El-P shared the first snippet of Run The Jewels’ upcoming third album RTJ3 via Instagram. At the time, he cautioned fans that he and fellow jewel runner Killer Mike had only just gotten off tour and needed some time to “produce, write, record, mix and master” the record. Basically, they hadn’t started.
Hip Hop Celebrates MLK Day On Social Media
Hip Hop Celebrates MLK Day On Social Media Jan 18, 2016 at 03:45pm
Martin Luther King can be seen as a proto-rapper, a Baptist minister who spoke with so much passion and eloquence that he had audiences numbering in the hundreds of thousands hanging onto his every word. But that is not why King is beloved in the hip hop community (and beyond). He used nonviolent protest to fight on behalf of the marginalized black community. King was a true man of the people.
10 Other Rappers Who've Visited The White House
10 Other Rappers Who've Visited The White House Jan 12, 2016 at 02:26pm
Yesterday, we learned that Kendrick Lamar fulfilled a wish he's had ever since the "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" remix ("In the White House with a mink/Running through that bitch like it's my house," although he didn't seem to be wearing any fur at the time), paying a visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave as a guest of one of his biggest fans, President Obama. He and his crew were given a tour, hitting a rap squat along the way, and making for a pretty historic moment.
28 Times Killer Mike & El-P Did The Run The Jewels Pose With Celebs
28 Times Killer Mike & El-P Did The Run The Jewels Pose With Celebs Jan 6, 2016 at 11:36am
When they're not getting in the studio making bangers and getting buckwild on stage, Killer Mike & El-P can often be found posing for photos with celebrities -- rappers, actors, talk show hosts, politicians, athletes -- with one hand extended in the shape of a gun, the other balled in a fist holding up an invisible chain.
Killer Mike & El-P Are Prepping "RTJ3"
Killer Mike & El-P Are Prepping "RTJ3" Dec 28, 2015 at 12:58pm
After touring behind the success of their first two albums, RTJ and RTJ2 -- both which garnered universal acclaim, the duo of Killer Mike and El-P, aka Run the Jewels, are coming back with RTJ3. Don't expect the album for a little while, though, as El-P has admitted that they've barely gotten started. But from the sounds of the BK producer's early studio experiments, #3 is gonna be just as wild as the first two. Listen to a snippet of a crazy sounding instrumental below. 
Nas & Zach De La Rocha Hit The Studio With Run The Jewels
Nas & Zach De La Rocha Hit The Studio With Run The Jewels Aug 24, 2015 at 05:50pm
Although they're still in the process of rolling out one of the more unique projects ever attempted, Meow The Jewels, Killer Mike and El-P are also currently at work on RTJ3. As last year's RTJ2 showed with appearances by Gangsta Boo, Travis Barker and Zach De La Rocha, these two guys are friends with some awesome people, and it looks like they'll be capitalizing on that again for the follow-up. 
5 Beats 1 Radio Shows For Hip-Hop Fans
5 Beats 1 Radio Shows For Hip-Hop Fans Jul 14, 2015 at 02:52pm
Since launching earlier this month, Apple Music has swept the rug from under TIDAL’s feet and made a markedly successful splash, delivering a diverse catalogue of options for their new Beats Radio 1 feature. Providing 24/7 entertainment and quality-listening for such a large market can be challenging, but Apple has pulled it off-- especially when it comes to options for hip-hop fans.
Killer Mike On Charleston Massacre: "I Wish Those Folks Had Been Armed"
Killer Mike On Charleston Massacre: "I Wish Those Folks Had Been Armed" Jun 18, 2015 at 04:48pm
The massacre of nine black Americans at a Charleston church Wednesday night left America stunned and heartbroken. Killer Mike took to Twitter to air his grievances regarding the tragedy -- chiefly, that if the churchgoers had been armed, less would have likely died. "What happened in Charleston is an act of terror committed by a terrorist. Simple & plain. I wish those folks in that church had been armed," he wrote. 
Killer Mike Asks Fans To Vote For Him In Atlanta Election
Killer Mike Asks Fans To Vote For Him In Atlanta Election Jun 15, 2015 at 07:01pm
Listening to Killer Mike talk, or rap, for one minute should be enough to convince you he's a born political leader. While he's always been very vocal about his views, Mike has never attempted to enter politics, but it seems the day has finally come. Posting on Instagram today, the rapper asked fans in Atlanta to go to the polls and write his given name (Michael Render) on the ballet to replace former state rep Tyrone Brooks. 
140 Bars: Tweets Of The Week (May 16 - 22)
140 Bars: Tweets Of The Week (May 16 - 22) May 22, 2015 at 03:34pm
After a big first quarter, May has been kind of a slump month for releases, as there's tons of noteworthy projects planned for this summer, but the last few weeks have mostly been dominated by singles, videos and news. However, we did get great new tapes from Gucci Mane, Fredo Santana, King Louie and Remy Banks this week, some crazy visuals from A$AP Rocky and some big singles from 50 Cent and Gunplay. 
Run The Jewels Remix Album, "Meow The Jewels," Will Feature Just Blaze & DJ Prince Paul
Run The Jewels Remix Album, "Meow The Jewels," Will Feature Just Blaze & DJ Prince Paul May 19, 2015 at 08:09pm
What started out as a joke is now becoming all too real. The Run The Jewels remix album-- which has now been crowd-funded for charity --will be compiled of cat sounds exclusively (except for the vocals, of course), and there are some big names on board to get the project going.Yesterday, El-P confirmed that legendary producers Just Blaze and DJ Prince Paul would be contributing mixes to the project, as well as sharing a clip from an upcoming mix from Dan The Automator.