Run The Jewels News

  • Run The Jewels Have A Weekly Beats 1 Radio Show & It Starts Tonight
    Run The Jewels Have A Weekly Beats 1 Radio Show & It Starts Tonight
    Jul 3, 2015 at 07:22pm
    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 Announce New LP "Man Plans God Laughs"
    Jun 24, 2015 at 07:41pm
    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
    Watch A Live Stream Of Bonnaroo
    Jun 12, 2015 at 10:42am
    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
    Danny Brown, Run The Jewels, DOOMSTARKS Contribute To Adult Swim Singles Set
    Jun 5, 2015 at 07:54pm
    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
    Run The Jewels Announce Fall Tour
    May 27, 2015 at 12:30pm
    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
    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.
  • Killer Mike Delivers Lecture At MIT On Independent Record Labels, Police Violence, White Rappers, And More
    Killer Mike Delivers Lecture At MIT On Independent Record Labels, Police Violence, White Rappers, And More
    Apr 25, 2015 at 09:08pm
    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
    Killer Mike To Speak On Race Relations At MIT's Hip Hop Speaker Series
    Apr 19, 2015 at 07:57pm
    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
    Killer Mike Reacts To Kendrick Lamar's "Hood Politics" Shout-Out
    Apr 7, 2015 at 02:23pm
    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]
    Run The Jewels Were Attacked On Stage At SXSW [Update: Killer Mike Suffers Injury]
    Mar 22, 2015 at 02:52pm
    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
    Pitchfork Music Festival 2015 Taps ILoveMakonnen, Chance The Rapper, Run The Jewels & More
    Feb 13, 2015 at 10:53am
    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
    Run The Jewels Featured On The Cover Of Two New Marvel Comics
    Jan 16, 2015 at 02:24pm
    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
    Running The Jewels & The Game: An Argument For Killer Mike As The Top MC Of The Past Three Years
    Jan 15, 2015 at 04:18pm
    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
    Hottest Albums Of 2014
    Dec 30, 2014 at 03:46pm
    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. 
  • Best Album Covers Of 2014
    Best Album Covers Of 2014
    Dec 26, 2014 at 04:44pm
    In many ways, it's surprising that we're still doing a list like this in 2014, as we've reached a point where music has, almost, gone entirely digital. No one's actually buying physical albums, but we still see album artwork with each release, and we certainly had some compelling examples in 2014. Artists and labels continue to invest a lot of effort, and money, into the artwork they adjoin their releases with.
  • The Art Of Storytelling: The Best Stories Told In 2014
    The Art Of Storytelling: The Best Stories Told In 2014
    Dec 2, 2014 at 06:13pm
    There's a lot of bickering about lyrical content in today's rap game--well, that's always been the case. But old-headed purists argue, and will continue to argue, that today's lyricists lack the depth of their long gone favorite MCs. Of course, what you look for in a rapper depends on your personal taste. Sometimes, lyrics might take a back seat. Sure, "flow" is heightened with impressive wordplay, but many of today's most prolific rappers bang most of their buck with vocal cadence, pitching and stretching their voices to meld with a specific beat.
  • Run The Jewels Postpone Show After Their Bus Breaks Down & Merch Trailer Catches On Fire
    Run The Jewels Postpone Show After Their Bus Breaks Down & Merch Trailer Catches On Fire
    Nov 27, 2014 at 10:56am
    Run The Jewels were forced to reschedule a show planned for tonight, at Montreal's Club Soda, after their tour bus not only broke down, but their merch trailer caught fire. 
  • Run The Jewels Confirm There Will Be "Run The Jewels 3"
    Run The Jewels Confirm There Will Be "Run The Jewels 3"
    Nov 4, 2014 at 03:03pm
    The duo of Killer Mike and El-P may have just released their second project as Run The Jewels, the self-titled Run The Jewels 2, but they're already set their sights on a third instalment, something fans of the duo definitely won't take issue with.
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 31)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 31)
    Oct 31, 2014 at 02:25pm
     This week, it dropped:
  • Review: Run the Jewels' (Killer Mike & El-P) "RTJ2"
    Review: Run the Jewels' (Killer Mike & El-P) "RTJ2"
    Oct 30, 2014 at 06:10pm
    El-P was first brought to Killer Mike's studio to commission a beat, or two, for Mike’s R.A.P.
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