Run The Jewels News

  • 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. 
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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”.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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. 
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