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We are very excited to bring you the next chapter of Run The Jewels via the good folks at Mass Appeal¬†–¬†EL-P

We can make no promises about the safety of any animals involved in the creation of this record. It is the best rap group album since RTJ1!¬†–¬†KILLER MIKE

With an already formidable roster that includes Fashawn and Boldy James, Nas makes a hat trick of signing high-level lyrical talent in today’s announcement of Run the Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P) joining Mass Appeal Records. The acclaimed duo gets right to business by releasing the first single off their Run the Jewels 2 project, due out October 28. I’m patiently waiting for that first Nas-Killer Mike feature.

Source: Mass Appeal



With RUFFMERCY handling directorial duties, Killer Mike and El-P get the animated treatment for a song they call their “chain-snatching, poodle-shooting, antihero anthem.” If you havne’t heard the album, you can download it HERE.



Ill Bill has a loaded project dropping early in 2013 entitled The Grimy Awards (January 29). On the emcee side, the album features HR of Bad Brains, A-Trak, El-P, Jedi Mind Tricks, OC, Cormega, Meyhem Lauren, Q-Unique, Shabazz The Disciple & Lil Fame of M.O.P. Beats will come courtesy of DJ Premier, DJ Muggs, Pete Rock, Large Professor, Psycho Les, El-P, Ayatollah, MoSS, C-Lance and of course Ill Bill. The first video is the El-P produced “Severed Heads.” My kinda grimy…


The political rage of Killer Mike’s “Reagan” is brought to life through the lenses of animation. From the influx of drugs to the Iran-Contra Scandal, President Ronald Reagan’s tenure and its legacy is given an ugly spotlight. Definitely one of the year’s more creative videos (to go along with one of the year’s best albums).

Killer Mike has amassed a criminally underrated catalogue over the past several years. One of the most impressive things to watch in his creative evolution is how easily he can navigate through and combine issues of philosophy, religion, black nationalism¬†and¬†militant protest. When you listen to “Don’t Die,” a track that’s simultaneously¬†a political manifesto and¬†crime thriller, you’ll feel like you’ve been sucked into a modern-day¬†version of Ice Cube’s classic “AmeriKKKa’s¬†Most Wanted.” El- P’s production is excellent as the beat changes coincide with pivotal points in Mike’s narrative and heighten the tension of hearing a realistic tale of crooked cops setting up an innocent man.

Killer Mike and El-P’s R.A.P. Music drops on May 15.