El-P & Killer Mike, frequent collaborators + two of the most celebrated names in rap in their own right, confirm rumors of a joint LP + tour today as ‘Run The Jewels’. El-P’s self-produced Cancer 4 Cure reanimated Brooklyn rap last year with his signature lyrical conviction & bruising production; he also handled all of the beats for Mike’s R.A.P. Music LP, which dropped a few weeks earlier. Both won the acclaim of media + fans across the globe & led to 2012’s legendary, hugely successful Into The Wild tour. One year later, the duo return to satisfy fan demand & their own creative urges with Run The Jewels, cementing their musical alliance with a full album of uncompromisingly raw, forward thinking hip-hop.
As a gesture of appreciation, El & Mike will release the self-titled Run The Jewels LP for free with tastemaking Brooklyn label Fool’s Gold this June. Run The Jewels will follow up the release with a sprawling US tour alongside Despot (currently putting the finishing touches on his Ratatat-produced debut album) & ex-Das Racist member Kool AD.
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