Run The Jewels News

  • 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.
  • Nas Previews New J Dilla-Produced Single
    Nas Previews New J Dilla-Produced Single
    Oct 30, 2014 at 04:40am
    Run The Jewels are earning critical-acclaim from just about every major publication for their new Run The Jewels 2 LP, but the biggest story to come from their fan appreciation night came from an entirely different hip-hop act: Nas. Dropping by the venue to support his Mass Appeal signees, the Queensbridge emcee offered some words of wisdom to Mike & Jamie before offering to preview his new single for all of the lucky attendees.
  • Run The Jewels Announce Fall Tour Dates For "RTJ2"
    Run The Jewels Announce Fall Tour Dates For "RTJ2"
    Oct 29, 2014 at 04:36pm
    After giving away RTJ2 for free (but you can still support them on iTunes here), Run The Jewels are prepared to take their second album on the road for a slew of tour dates, where they'll be joined by special guest RatKing.
  • Stream/Download Run The Jewels New Album "Run The Jewels 2"
    Stream/Download Run The Jewels New Album "Run The Jewels 2"
    Oct 24, 2014 at 02:50am
    Run The Jewels, which consists of Killer Mike and El-P, were originally supposed to release their sophomore album, Run The Jewels 2, on October 27th via Mass Appeal Records, but had a little change in plans. Apparently the project sprung an early leak so Killer Mike decided to just give it away for free tonight.
  • "Run The Jewels 2" To Be Remixed Using Cat Sounds? [Update: Yes, "Meow The Jewels" Is Happening]
    "Run The Jewels 2" To Be Remixed Using Cat Sounds? [Update: Yes, "Meow The Jewels" Is Happening]
    Oct 15, 2014 at 05:20pm
    With Run The Jewels 2 slated to hit retail this October, collaborators Killer Mike & El-P are offering some very interesting online-only exclusives for the fans. Most notable of these exclusives is a $40,000 dollar pre-order for Meow The Jewels, a rendition of Run The Jewels 2 with all of the instrumentals re-created using nothing but cat sounds. 
  • Killer Mike & El-P's "Run The Jewels 2" Album Cover & Tracklist Revealed, Plus New Tour Dates
    Killer Mike & El-P's "Run The Jewels 2" Album Cover & Tracklist Revealed, Plus New Tour Dates
    Sep 2, 2014 at 11:32am
    A week and half ago Killer Mike and El-P, known together as Run The Jewels, announced a release date for their sophomore self-titled effort Run The Jewels 2, as well as the news that they had signed to Mass Appeal's new imprint. With RTJ2 due out on October 28th, today the duo have released the official cover art, much in the same vein as the first album (which was dope), as well as the tracklisting for the LP.
  • Run The Jewels Sign To Mass Appeal & Announce "RTJ2" Release Date
    Run The Jewels Sign To Mass Appeal & Announce "RTJ2" Release Date
    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:16am
    Today we received the new single from Run The Jewels' forthcoming second album, RTJ2, "Blockbuster Night Pt. 1." The record came via Mass Appeal, as well as the announcement that the duo Killer Mike and El-P have signed a deal with Mass Appeal Records.
  • Killer Mike & El-P Announce "Run The Jewels" Tour Dates
    Killer Mike & El-P Announce "Run The Jewels" Tour Dates
    Jun 23, 2014 at 02:43pm
    Back in November the duo of Killer Mike and El-P aka Run The Jewels announced they were working on a new collaborative album, Run The Jewels 2. While we anticipate the new project, they've announced a second run for their "Run The Jewels" tour.
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