Run The Jewels - El-P and Killer Mike

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New album shortly, deserve their own thread for discussion.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/reggieugwu/premiere-run-the-jewels-zack-de-la-rocha#1gfkg4z

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Monday, 13 October 2014 17:05 (five years ago) link

^this sounds dope as fuck btw

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Monday, 13 October 2014 17:06 (five years ago) link

Zach murders it

ILOVEMASONNA (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 13 October 2014 17:07 (five years ago) link

also: meow the jewels is almost certainly happening
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1957344648/meow-the-jewels
if you had told me six years ago there was $45k to be made with a Killer Mike album built of cat sounds

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Monday, 13 October 2014 17:12 (five years ago) link

who knew the internet had an interest in cats?

you walk on the street, grab the rock (President Keyes), Monday, 13 October 2014 17:32 (five years ago) link

i don't like cats but i am psyched about seeing them live again

cross over the mushroom circle (La Lechera), Monday, 13 October 2014 17:43 (five years ago) link

them = rtj, not cats
i want cats to live (just not in my home bc i am allergic)

cross over the mushroom circle (La Lechera), Monday, 13 October 2014 17:44 (five years ago) link

jfc this track

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 14 October 2014 04:22 (five years ago) link

I was never a fan of rage but I think I'd buy a El-P/De La Rocha collaborative album

voodoo chili, Tuesday, 14 October 2014 14:29 (five years ago) link

Wasn't there supposed to be one ten years ago?

you walk on the street, grab the rock (President Keyes), Tuesday, 14 October 2014 14:33 (five years ago) link

ambivalent about de la rocha but mike kills it

⌘-B (mh), Tuesday, 14 October 2014 14:34 (five years ago) link

xp el-p said they were working on one in the late 90s that fell through. Not sure how well he would have fit over the Funcrusher style beats though.

voodoo chili, Tuesday, 14 October 2014 16:19 (five years ago) link

De la Rocha's verse... eh. Dude sounds rusty.

...and Lou Reed as Dr. Eldon Tyrell (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 07:41 (five years ago) link

i mean he never was a rapper in any traditional sense. for a dude presumably out of the game a long time, he sounds a lot better than i expected, and objectively solid.

idk maybe i just like the song as a whole too much to complain

slothroprhymes, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 17:04 (five years ago) link

I have never been a fan of De la Rocha's voice but for some reason I can't stop imagining his verse here being rapped by Mr. Hanky

💪😈⚠️ (DJP), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 17:12 (five years ago) link

did anyone ever really rate him as a lyricist/singer? I always had a hard time taking RATM seriously, they seemed mostly a vehicle for sloganeering.

I dunno. (amateurist), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 17:22 (five years ago) link

their myriad fans enjoyed his vocal stylings, yes

⌘-B (mh), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 18:06 (five years ago) link

i meant anyone on ILX who is anticipating this album

I dunno. (amateurist), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 18:07 (five years ago) link

during a few years in the late 90s I was pretty into RATM albums, yeah

⌘-B (mh), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 18:12 (five years ago) link

i'm not sure how to feel about this exactly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cJLMourASE

Steve 'n' Seagulls and Flock of Van Dammes (forksclovetofu), Monday, 20 October 2014 22:01 (five years ago) link

Seems bacony but not enough to ruin RtJ

cross over the mushroom circle (La Lechera), Monday, 20 October 2014 22:10 (five years ago) link

and this is out as of like 2.30am
http://www.runthejewels.net/

Steve 'n' Seagulls and Flock of Van Dammes (forksclovetofu), Friday, 24 October 2014 06:33 (five years ago) link

gangsta boo!

Steve 'n' Seagulls and Flock of Van Dammes (forksclovetofu), Friday, 24 October 2014 06:34 (five years ago) link

to clarify: they did a mailing to everybody on their mailing list with a link to a zip of the full album + liners

Steve 'n' Seagulls and Flock of Van Dammes (forksclovetofu), Friday, 24 October 2014 06:38 (five years ago) link

Run The Jewels @runjewels

COME AND GET IT! #RTJ2 #JewelRunners http://bit.ly/1thM7Ok

Number None, Friday, 24 October 2014 07:49 (five years ago) link

We got the drugs y'all wanted
Take a suck on the tail of a comet
I’m so high you a hobbit

...and Lou Reed as Dr. Eldon Tyrell (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 24 October 2014 08:50 (five years ago) link

got it
just what i needed!!!
looking forward to the show A LOT

cross over the mushroom circle (La Lechera), Friday, 24 October 2014 14:00 (five years ago) link

just got the email!!!

u2 removal machine (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 24 October 2014 14:31 (five years ago) link

did anyone ever really rate him as a lyricist/singer? I always had a hard time taking RATM seriously, they seemed mostly a vehicle for sloganeering.

sigh the counter hipster is strong in this one

Raccoon Tanuki, Friday, 24 October 2014 15:35 (five years ago) link

RTJ is 0/10 because El P can't rap sounds annoying and the beats are tiring, same as the first album

Raccoon Tanuki, Friday, 24 October 2014 15:36 (five years ago) link

i kinda feel like ppl front on Rage but then if "bulls on parade" comes on the radio everyone is secret "wowow wowow....wowow wowow COME WIDDIT NOW!" and bobbing their heads

u2 removal machine (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 24 October 2014 15:36 (five years ago) link

where the fuck the warden
and when you find him we don't kill him we just waterboard him
we killing them for freedom cause they tortured us for boredom
and even if some good ones die fuck it the lord'll sort em

Steve 'n' Seagulls and Flock of Van Dammes (forksclovetofu), Friday, 24 October 2014 15:43 (five years ago) link

0/10?? what a disaster for run the jewels

u2 removal machine (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 24 October 2014 15:45 (five years ago) link

I don't understand the the interest with RTJ please someone explain in less than 1 word.

Raccoon Tanuki, Friday, 24 October 2014 16:12 (five years ago) link

^^^^ OTM

slothroprhymes, Friday, 24 October 2014 16:26 (five years ago) link

raccoon tell us who can rap better among currently active rappers, you know you want to

slothroprhymes, Friday, 24 October 2014 16:29 (five years ago) link

can't we just do this on ask rt instead of shitting up the thread

Steve 'n' Seagulls and Flock of Van Dammes (forksclovetofu), Friday, 24 October 2014 16:45 (five years ago) link

ugh fine i just wanted to hear him try to sell us on travi$ scott...again

slothroprhymes, Friday, 24 October 2014 16:47 (five years ago) link

I don't understand the the interest with RTJ please someone explain in less than 1 word.

Take your questions over here:

https://twitter.com/VoxExplainer

you walk on the street, grab the rock (President Keyes), Friday, 24 October 2014 16:52 (five years ago) link

the selfawaredness of RTJ is so cheesy and puke. If El P isn't already the most annoying man in rap, when he becomes this pastiche of El P with the cynical express goal to sell tickets to white hipsters he becomes unbearable. everything around this RTJ shit stinks, did you even see that press release after it leaked? "hey guise we simply couldn't wait any longer to let ya;ll hear out record so here it is! All you chainers out there we love you and mean everything to us now don't forget to buy tickets, because they're selling out fast btw!" puke.

Raccoon Tanuki, Friday, 24 October 2014 17:47 (five years ago) link

xpost aaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha dude who was wilding out about ariel fucking pink is talking about "self-awaredness" and saying it's cheesy/bad, good game though, thanks for playing

plus i forgot music acts shouldn't encourage people to sell tickets

slothroprhymes, Friday, 24 October 2014 17:52 (five years ago) link

also even if i disliked el-p no way in hell is he the most annoying man in a genre that includes tyga, big sean, wiz khalifa, asher roth, wale...need i go on

slothroprhymes, Friday, 24 October 2014 18:00 (five years ago) link

how dare they make money through one of the only avenues left available to them

idg rt's trolling game, too slapdash incoherent, C-

Οὖτις, Friday, 24 October 2014 18:00 (five years ago) link

album made rt puke. existence justified.

you walk on the street, grab the rock (President Keyes), Friday, 24 October 2014 18:04 (five years ago) link

only about a third of the way in but that mike/el-p article is great whiney

Steve 'n' Seagulls and Flock of Van Dammes (forksclovetofu), Friday, 24 October 2014 18:13 (five years ago) link

Yeah, really tremendous stuff.

Simon H., Friday, 24 October 2014 18:14 (five years ago) link

That last-minute second-to-last graf needs another pass, though!

Simon H., Friday, 24 October 2014 18:17 (five years ago) link

ha, yeah probably.

Steve 'n' Seagulls and Flock of Van Dammes (forksclovetofu), Friday, 24 October 2014 18:24 (five years ago) link

I'm grateful that someone else finally said "ugh the Danny Brown voice."

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Thursday, 5 January 2017 19:01 (three years ago) link

i am not fond of it

jason waterfalls (gbx), Thursday, 5 January 2017 20:27 (three years ago) link

it grew on me, but that's more of a danny brown thread opinion

mh 😏, Thursday, 5 January 2017 20:28 (three years ago) link

master p-in' on these lost europeans

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 5 January 2017 20:47 (three years ago) link

i've been saying "ugh Danny Brown voice" for years. if he ever makes an album that's all like Pac Blood i'm there.

alpine static, Friday, 6 January 2017 00:48 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

New song with Lorde

New rtj track with Lorde https://youtu.be/OQAnXxoUnw0

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 23:49 (two years ago) link

woah

Heavy Messages (jed_), Thursday, 1 March 2018 00:00 (two years ago) link

they’re opening for her tour, kind of an interesting combo. thinking about going

mh, Thursday, 1 March 2018 00:31 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

RTJ4 dropping on Friday as a free release. Looking forward to it.

pomenitul, Monday, 1 June 2020 18:14 (one month ago) link

*download

pomenitul, Monday, 1 June 2020 18:16 (one month ago) link

ooh la la is a fucking jam

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 1 June 2020 18:29 (one month ago) link

Can't wait to hear the Mavis Staples track

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Tuesday, 2 June 2020 05:54 (one month ago) link

they should append Mike's amazing televised speech the other day to the beginning or end of this record.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Tuesday, 2 June 2020 12:59 (one month ago) link

RTJ4 out for download now

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 16:22 (one month ago) link

Still puzzled by some of the blowback I saw for his speech on Twitter, even saw a few tweets suggesting they change their names to "Lick The Boots". I guess because Killer Mike owns some property, he's a landlord and not to be trusted? Or is it because his dad's a cop? I don't know.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 16:25 (one month ago) link

some ppl were presumably mad that he was not in favor of looting, but it's not like he wasted any breath condemning demonstrators

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 16:27 (one month ago) link

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/65W1KF8hdW

— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) June 3, 2020

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 16:37 (one month ago) link

never waited for a download link this impatiently

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 16:50 (one month ago) link

thankfully it's also on streaming services

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 16:59 (one month ago) link

so far this seems like the leanest one since the first which is perfect for me rn

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 17:10 (one month ago) link

not 2 Chainz' finest appearance tho

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 19:32 (one month ago) link

That has been the low point so far. It sounds like his part was recorded over the phone, possibly on the set of Most Expensivest.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 20:06 (one month ago) link

Just spotted the gang of four sample

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 20:58 (one month ago) link

El's production gets more DJ Shadow all the time

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 21:17 (one month ago) link

Loving this.

Pinche Cumbion Bien Loco (stevie), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 22:13 (one month ago) link

not 2 Chainz' finest appearance tho

― k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:32 PM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

You're crazy, tity is spitting on this

The Mandymoorian (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 22:20 (one month ago) link

Just spotted the gang of four sample

Thought it would be the ZDLR feat.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 23:45 (one month ago) link

Massive and essential album. Why doesn’t Gangsta Boo get a “feat.” credit on “Walking in the Snow”?

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Thursday, 4 June 2020 00:10 (one month ago) link

Gangsta Boo was a great surprise

trapped out the barndo (crüt), Thursday, 4 June 2020 00:14 (one month ago) link

Repeat guests are consistently inconsistently credited

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 4 June 2020 00:28 (one month ago) link

Missed opportunity for a surviving beasties cameo

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 4 June 2020 01:25 (one month ago) link

about to recommend this to melomane

unashamed and trash (Unctious), Thursday, 4 June 2020 17:42 (one month ago) link

This is good.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 4 June 2020 17:44 (one month ago) link

not identifying features is a dumb new dad, so annoying, Lil Uzi Vert and 21 Savage did that too

but this is weirder because some are and some aren't, and like Greg Nice is just a sample but he's named

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 4 June 2020 17:50 (one month ago) link

Kind of perfect timing lyrically with some songs. Walking in the Snow is FIRE. This part is just incredible:

They promise education, but really they give you tests and scores
And they predictin' prison population by who scoring the lowest
And usually the lowest scores the poorest and they look like me
And every day on evening news they feed you fear for free
And you so numb you watch the cops choke out a man like me
And 'til my voice goes from a shriek to whisper, "I can't breathe"
And you sit there in the house on couch and watch it on TV
The most you give's a Twitter rant and call it a tragedy
But truly the travesty, you've been robbed of your empathy
Replaced it with apathy, I wish I could magically
Fast forward the future so then you can face it
And see how fucked up it'll be
I promise I'm honest, they coming for you
The day after they comin' for me

And lastly, the line is particularly resonant.

Never forget in the story of Jesus, the hero was killed by the state

octobeard, Thursday, 4 June 2020 17:58 (one month ago) link

This is really good, might be my favorite RTJ yet. I really like Cochemea Gastelum's tenor sax on the closing track, it does a nice job of linking the record back to some of the more impassioned spiritual jazz of the '70s that is a forefather of this record in a few ways.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 4 June 2020 17:59 (one month ago) link

funny I think this is my least fave RTJ despite a few great tracks

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 4 June 2020 18:33 (one month ago) link

also every time I hear "Goonies Vs ET" I keep yearning for a takeoff that never quite happens

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 4 June 2020 18:35 (one month ago) link

have you tried phoning home?

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 4 June 2020 18:56 (one month ago) link

This might be the best RTJ

The Mandymoorian (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:39 (one month ago) link

As with the new Four Tet, it's one of those records I never really thought I would anticipate, but also never thought I would *need* as much as I did at the exact point it came out.

Matt DC, Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:52 (one month ago) link

not cracking the lyrics so much yet but it's great already

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 4 June 2020 21:55 (one month ago) link

I'm on my second spin and so far I'm with Simon. It's good and its timing is undeniable but beat-wise El-P's scaled greater heights in the past.

pomenitul, Friday, 5 June 2020 00:31 (one month ago) link

i’m a sucker for their shit. I didnt know they had this coming out. i thought i was sorta over how they do, and maybe i forgot them.
nah i’m still a sucker for this, it’s great.

that goonies/et mike delivery with percussion and then sax is electric like a taser.

inveterate practitioner of antisocial distancing (Hunt3r), Friday, 5 June 2020 12:18 (one month ago) link

As with the new Four Tet, it's one of those records I never really thought I would anticipate, but also never thought I would *need* as much as I did at the exact point it came out.

Really feeling this sentiment, and I felt the same thing about the Four Tet record too

octobeard, Friday, 5 June 2020 22:08 (one month ago) link

Definitely not AotY shit, but Walking in the Snow is definitely Track of the Year so far for me. Gotta let the dust settle though, but damn.

octobeard, Friday, 5 June 2020 22:10 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UUTnQdgl9A

billstevejim, Saturday, 6 June 2020 00:04 (one month ago) link

love the spin on broken language in holy calamafuck

fatuous salad (symsymsym), Saturday, 6 June 2020 06:55 (one month ago) link

I'll pay good money to anyone who can edit out Pharrell's "geddit"

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Saturday, 6 June 2020 16:47 (one month ago) link

lol, he is the eternal herb

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 6 June 2020 16:54 (one month ago) link


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