Run the Jewels Live: A Perfect Vision of Hip-Hop

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The unlikely underground hip-hop duo first teamed up when Killer Mike enlisted El-P to produce his fantastic 2012 album R.A.P. Music. The professional collaboration blossomed into a friendship and while touring together in 2012, the two solo artists started creating music together and a year later, they released their self-titled debut LP under the Run the Jewels moniker. What started as a one-off project rapidly evolved into a full time job for Killer Mike and El-P. Last year they released Run the Jewels 2which received universal acclaim and established Run the Jewels as an underground hip-hop powerhouse. Following an online promotion and wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, last month RTJ released Meow the Jewels, a remix of Run the Jewels 2 made with audio samples of cat noises. All three Run the Jewels releases are available as a free download on their website.

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On stage, Run the Jewels are a force of nature…

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Andy Stone

I started writing record reviews in my college dorm room in 2006 and now I'm all grown up and still can't seem to break the habit. Founder of Compact Discography and co-founder of Compact Culture.

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