You know you're doing something right when you announce your cat-themed remix album, and people are actually excited about it. That's just what New York City hip-hop duo Run the Jewels did following the hype of their Run the Jewels 2 album that came out late last year, and music critics and fans alike were thrilled. The super group will return to Minglewood Hall this coming Tuesday, right in the middle of an incredibly star-studded lineup for the Midtown music venue that includes appearances by Danzig, Father John Misty and Death Grips. With politically-conscious lyrics and mastermind production, Run the Jewels have been widely considered to be exactly what the hip-hop world needs in 2015. One of Killer Mike's strongest lyrical traits is his ability to speak on police brutality, and the subject even brought him to tears at a now infamous live show in St. Louis in which he spoke out on the verdict of the Mike Brown case.
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Joining Run the Jewels on Tuesday's bill is CUZ Lightyear, the Little Rock, Arkansas, M.C. who recently dropped the CUZ mixtape. Little Rock isn't exactly known as a hotbed for emerging hip-hop talent, but CUZ has been gaining a steady following after releasing the singles "Return Call" and "Choppa Go Bang." Also on the tour is Boots, the rapper most known for his involvement with the Fifty Shades of Grey version of the Beyoncé mega-hit "Drunk in Love." Boots has also worked with FKA twigs and produced Run the Jewels 2, pushing his hipster hip-hop cred into critical overload. Consider buying tickets in advance, because just like the Danzig gig the next night, there is a good chance the show will sell out. As for Meow the Jewels, it'll drop this fall.