Hard-hitting rap duo Run the Jewels
comes to Minglewood Hall on Tuesday, October 21st as part of Red Bull's Sound Select Tour. You can get your free ticket by RSVPing here
. But show up early, RSVP does not guarantee a ticket and this show is sure to be packed.
Run the Jewels is a rap super-duo of sorts, comprised of Atlanta rapper Killer Mike
and rapper/producer El-P
, who hails from Brooklyn.
Due October 28th, the follow-up to 2013's Run the Jewels
, Run the Jewels 2
may be one of the most hyped hip-hop releases of 2014. (In a truly weird confluence of hip-hop fandom and internet culture, a Kickstarter campaign
is currently underway to create "Meow the Jewels" a remake of RTJ2
with the beats comprised entirely of cat noises. El-P has agreed to produce the project if it gets fully funded, and a laundry list of noteworthy producers have signed on to contribute.)
Lyrically, Run the Jewels is all chain-snatching antagonism, taking aim at any and all authority figures. El-P's beats take an equally aggressive approach, with scrambled sample loops, cracking snares, and heavily distorted basslines.
Here's a single from RTJ2
called "Close Your Eyes (And Count to F*ck)" featuring Zach de la Rocha, of Rage Against the Machine fame.