Run The Jewels Show Off As They Body Slam A Statik Selektah Beat (Audio)
Run The Jewels is an undeniable force in Hip-Hop. The tag-team duo of Brooklyn producer/MC El-P and the honorable ATLien Killer Mike seem to surge with hype whenever they connect on track. The pair often provides thoughtful, hilarious and electrifying bars for the world to hear, over manic, forward-thinking production by El. However, today (November 2) a rare occasion where El solely raps takes place, as heralded producer Statik Selektah shares a cut featuring the duo from his upcoming album, 8. “Put Jewels On It” is just what Statik did, and it’s full of heat.
Over a James Bond sample flip, Statik Selektah provides the base and the brass for El-P to spit his game. “I came upon some brain blown full of smoke / Living in a terror-dome / That kid born to kill a king with my hand sh*t / Put ’em up, runners run amok, gonna gun ’em up / Son ’em up, what a run of luck, I’m a ton of fun,” El raps. After his word bout, Mike immediately takes the mic and performs a few lyrical back-flips of his own. “F*ck your coulda shoulda woulda stooda stutter / I’m a mother-f*cker, ask your baby mother, motherf*cker music, boy / Talking Jheri curl greasy, boy / Ni**a with an attitude, Westside Atlanta, young Eazy, boy,” spits Killer Kill. Previously, they got busy with beats from another trusted source of sounds, DJ Shadow.
The hard-working Statik Selektah dropped his last single, “But You Don’t Hear Me Tho” in early September alongside The LOX and James Mtume. He also recently helped build up a stage for Black Thought to completely tear down while at New York City’s The Blue Note.
Notably, “Put Jewels On It” is the second track of the same name produced by Statik. The first by The Ranjahz’ Wais P and Roc Marciano, has the same sample flip of Prodigy’s “Keep It Thoro.” It’s also P’s birthday today.
8 drops December 8 and will feature 2 Chainz, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, Raekwon and more.