Run The Jewels Reflect On Ferguson Anniversary: "Riots Work"

Posted by , Aug 9, 2015 at 10:09pm

Run The Jewels recall being in Ferguson for the riots a year ago.


A year after the Mike Brown shooting and the ensuing Ferguson riots, Run The Jewels discussed the effect the riots have had and what it felt like when they drove into St. Louis to play a show the same night the grand jury found Darren Wilson not guilty of murder.

"Riots work... I'm an American because of a riot," said Killer Mike. "So, when people say 'riots don't work,' well, Ferguson was over 60% a black community. They had less than 60% representation in politics. Post-riots, they have two new black city council members. They have actual advocates in the community now. The police chief retired. So, if it was argued that riots worked in Ferguson, abso-fucking-lutely they did."

Run The Jewels recall being in Ferguson for the riots a year ago.

A year after the Mike Brown shooting and the ensuing Ferguson riots, Run The Jewels discussed the effect the riots have had and what it felt like when they drove into St. Louis to play a show the same night the grand jury found Darren Wilson not guilty of murder.

"Riots work... I'm an American because of a riot," said Killer Mike. "So, when people say 'riots don't work,' well, Ferguson was over 60% a black community. They had less than 60% representation in politics. Post-riots, they have two new black city council members. They have actual advocates in the community now. The police chief retired. So, if it was argued that riots worked in Ferguson, abso-fucking-lutely they did."

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