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El-P mentioned on Twitter a few weeks ago that there was an RTJ remix on the way, featuring a British MC. I’ve been speculating ever since and the general consensus between me and everyone who put their twopence in was that it would be a grime MC, a) cos we know El is a big fan of the genre and b) cos if it was anyone from UK hip hop, its likely something would have come on to my radar already. Read the rest of this entry »

Run The Jewels continue to up the ante with each new video they release and this latest one is raising the bar even higher. The visual for Don’t Get Captured sees an animated Mike and El manoeuvring their way through a particularly twisted take on a haunted house funfair ride, complete with the horrors of gentrification and police harassment. It’s also entirely populated by skeletons. Great production from Jacknife Films.

Photo by Mike Lavin

El-P is many things to many people – producer extraordinaire, independent rap pioneer, deli owner, friend of cats, social commentator, high as fuck Twitter user… the list goes on. He’s also got some really strong insults. A good insult is as much a part of rap as bad spelling and squatting in photos, and there have been many purveyors of quality disses over the years. Read the rest of this entry »

Run The Jewels love to do things without warning, like release an album or drop a new video. The latter happened just this week, with the arrival of some visual mischief for Legend Has It. The track was already one of my favourites due to the sheer number of quotables – on an album which is basically just one long quotable anyway – and this video is definitely worthy of accompanying it. Read the rest of this entry »

Not only did yesterday produce a new RTJ single, it also finally gave us a release date for the long awaited third instalment from the duo. Legend Has It is probably my favourite of the leaks we’ve been treated to so far and the news that the album with feature heads like Danny Brown and Kamasi Washington, just makes the hype almost unbearable at this point. The official release date is now 3 January 2017, with more info here.

2100

I never really want to get too political on here, plus I think at this point we have all made our thoughts about this new realm of fear we seem to be entering pretty clear. None more so than Run the Jewels, who last night released a new song called 2100, featuring their friend and collaborator Boots. The sentiment is as strong as ever, as you will hear below. Read the rest of this entry »

rtj3

So Adult Swim just casually dropped off the first single from the forthcoming third installment from Run The Jewels. The rumour mill has been putting in work over recent weeks, as people try to guess when the album will actually see the light of day. Well now we are all one step closer to the fact. Have a listen to Talk To Me below and cop a free download over at the Adult Swim site. Read the rest of this entry »

I don’t think anyone could quite believe their eyes and ears when a new Zach De La Rocha song breached our lives yesterday. Not only is it the first solo material from Zach that has actually made it to reality, but he’s also roped in El-P to produce the track. A solo LP is scheduled to see the light of day in 2017, so watch out for that.

The audio for this track has been doing the rounds for a while now, but earlier today Mass Appeal revealed the new video and it’s a cracker. Featuring old white dudes lip-syncing, a mass brawl and even a piglet, plus appearances from the trio themselves, this is the perfect visual accompaniment for an already excellent track. DJ Shadow’s latest album, The Mountain Will Fall, is out now.

One of the more formidable collaborations to happen this year is the Run the Jewels feature on the forthcoming DJ Shadow album. I can’t think of any time in the past that these two worlds have met – except maybe the Latyrx and El-P joint – but as soon as you hear them together, you wonder why its taken so long. Read the rest of this entry »