28 Times Killer Mike & El-P Did The Run The Jewels Pose With Celebs
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"
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.
The Weeknd, Fetty Wap, Vince Staples To Perform At Hangout Fest 2016
Hangout Musical Festival just announced their 2016 lineup for the epic weekend about to go down on the Gulf Coast in Gulf Shores, Alabama on May 20-22. The Weeknd will headline along with Calvin Harris and Florence + the Machine. The festival lineup is a little thin from the hip hop department, but still enough that there will be a couple hip hop shows each day. Here are the hip hop acts that will be hitting Hangout 2016: Fetty Wap, Big Grams, Run the Jewels, Vince Staples, Raury, Pell, will
Killer Mike & El-P Drop Off Their "Meow The Jewels" Remix Album
Well here’s a nice treat to kickstart the weekend. Killer Mike & El-P, aka Run The Jewels, have decided to surprise their fans tonight by dropping off their long awaited remix album called Meow The Jewels.
Nas & Zach De La Rocha Hit The Studio With Run The Jewels
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
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.
Run The Jewels Have A Weekly Beats 1 Radio Show & It Starts Tonight
Apple Music launched earlier this week, and while the majority of its features could already be found on other streaming sites, one big exclusive offered is Beats 1 Radio. The 24-hour service will be the source of radio shows from hosts such as Zane Lowe, Pharell, and Drake. A few of the bigger names will probably have one-time gigs, but an exciting announcement reveals that one popular rap duo will be making weekly appearances on the station.
Public Enemy Announce New LP "Man Plans God Laughs"
Public Enemy have been inspired by rappers who provide political and social commentary, namely, Kendrick Lamar and Run The Jewels, so much so that they're dropping a new album.
Watch A Live Stream Of Bonnaroo
Bonnaroo is going down this weekend, in fact, it's already kicked off. The weekend-long festival in Manchester, Tennessee is seeing performances from Run The Jewels, Jamie xx, Glass Animals, D'Angelo, SBTRKT, Atmosphere, Kendrick Lamar and more. If you haven't copped tickets, you can enjoy all the performances thanks to a live stream of the event. Unlike the HOT 97 Summer Jam stream, this is available to all, and features three different channels to flip through to catch various performances from some of your favorite artists.
Danny Brown, Run The Jewels, DOOMSTARKS Contribute To Adult Swim Singles Set
Adult Swim has proved to have immaculate taste over the last few years, as the nightly Cartoon Network program has released its share of memorable singles compilations. This summer we'll be getting yet another set of singles, and they'll be coming on a weekly basis starting next week.Among the selections are Dawn Richard (now going as D∆WN), Kitty, Yung Lean, Danny Brown (along with Clams Casino), Shabazz Palaces, Flying Lotus, and the DOOM x Ghostface collaboration, DOOMSTARKS.Check out the full schedule below. Which track are you most excited for?
Run The Jewels Announce Fall Tour
Killer Mike and El-P have a busy summer and fall ahead of them. After seeing the schedule for their upcoming "Jewel Runner" tour (which has an awesome poster, by the way), it's pretty clear why El said that RTJ3 "is almost definitely not coming in 2015." These dates include previously-announced ones for the summer (mostly festival dates), and new ones, all of which you can view below.
Run The Jewels Remix Album, "Meow The Jewels," Will Feature Just Blaze & DJ Prince Paul
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.
Killer Mike Delivers Lecture At MIT On Independent Record Labels, Police Violence, White Rappers, And More
As a part of the second installment of MIT's Hip Hop Speaker Series, Killer Mike spent two and a half hours Friday fielded questions from MIT students and faculty, touching on a wide range of topics from independent record labels to police violence to white rappers to the No Child Left Behind Act. Mike had well-chosen but harsh words for the major label system, comparing it to "sharecropping." "We have been used and abused and we know that," he said.
Killer Mike To Speak On Race Relations At MIT's Hip Hop Speaker Series
As a part of MIT's Hip Hop Speaker Series, Killer Mike will deliver a lecture at the school this upcoming Friday about race relations in the United States and address how current and future technologies could impact race relation issues. Topics such as Ferguson, the SAE incident in Oklahoma, and white privilege and black empowerment will be included. His lecture will be the second in the Series -- Young Guru lectured on design and technology last March.
Killer Mike Reacts To Kendrick Lamar's "Hood Politics" Shout-Out
There was certainly a lot to process on the first listen of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly, but one very immediate lines came in "Hood Politics," where K-Dot rapped "Critics want to mention that they miss when Hip-Hop was rappin’/ Motherfucker if you did, then Killer Mike’d be platinum”.
Run The Jewels Were Attacked On Stage At SXSW [Update: Killer Mike Suffers Injury]
While performing down at SXSW in Austin, Texas on Monday, Killer Mike and El-P had a stupid, unidentified man run up on stage and try attacking them, but Killer Mike wasn’t having any of it (like the OG he is).
Pitchfork Music Festival 2015 Taps ILoveMakonnen, Chance The Rapper, Run The Jewels & More
Festival season approaches, and today we've received yet another line-up this time for the annual Pitchfork Music Festival that goes down in Chicago.
Run The Jewels Featured On The Cover Of Two New Marvel Comics
Over the last couple of months, we've seen hip hop invade a couple of Marvel comics covers, first with Rae Sremmurd making their way into Captain America, and then Birdman boolin' in the bondo with the Kingpin for Spider-Man.
Running The Jewels & The Game: An Argument For Killer Mike As The Top MC Of The Past Three Years
Ask most Hip-Hop fans who’s been running the rap game the past three years, and the answers would mostly be the same; Kendrick Lamar…Drake…maybe some J. Cole. Even with somewhat of an agreement, there’s no science to this. There’s no exact formula of determining who is on top. Is it record sales? Some would say that, and that would justify the belief that Kendrick, Drake, or Cole are on top of the game. Using that logic however would leave justification of our culture up to whoever is buying music…whoever.
Hottest Albums Of 2014
In terms of sales, hip hop albums did not do very well this year. As of press time, J. Cole is the only rapper with a gold album this year, and he just sneaked into the fourth quarter with a surprise release. Most of this boils down to a simple lack of "event" albums. Most of the biggest hip hop artists dropped last year (Drake, Kanye West, Eminem, Jay Z, etc.), and thus created something of a drought in terms of high profile releases.