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Run the Jewels & Zack de la Rocha Bring Explosive Anti-Trump Energy on Stage (Video)

In the nation's capital last night (January 19), Run the Jewels put on a particularly significant show. The politically minded duo of El-P and Killer Mike turned it up a notch on the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration, inviting Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha to join... Read more

Skillz’s 2016 Rap Up Reminds Us Of The Year’s Highs, Lows & Reasons To Stay Woke (Audio)

2016 is coming to a close. Years from now, how will we, the people, remember such an expansive year in Hip-Hop music, news, and culture? This year, some of the biggest MCs in the genre released new albums. Several of these efforts came in short notice, challenging new distribution platforms... Read more

Zack De La Rocha Is Back & Still Raging On An El-P Produced Outcry (Audio)

More than 18 years ago, the first Lyricists Lounge compilation released. Featuring De La Soul, Common, Mos Def (n/k/a Yasiin Bey), and Q-Tip, the Rawkus Records double album delivered the Underground Hip-Hop community to the mainstream (reaching the Top 200), with a plethora of important independent voices, and more than... Read more

Chuck D & B-Real Talk Merging With Rage Against The Machine & Significance

This month, it was revealed that members of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill had come together to form Prophets Of Rage. The band, featuring R.A.T.M.'s Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk merges with the vocals of Chuck D and B-Real for an upcoming project. P.E.'s... Read more

The Return Of Rage Against The Machine Appears To Be Prophetic.

It has been five years since Rage Against The Machine played a concert together. The Los Angeles, California mainstays of Zack De La Rocha, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, and Tom Commerford have not released an album since late 2000's cover collection, Renegades. That being said, the onetime Epic Records outfit who... Read more

Run the Jewels’ Meow the Jewels Is Now Available for Free Download (Mixtape)

Last year, Run the Jewels' highly-anticipated album, Run the Jewels 2, was leaked on the internet. Not ones to cry over spilt milk, the duo of Killer Mike & El-P embraced it as a sign of the times and took charge. Rather than try to back the train back into... Read more

Run The Jewels & Zack De La Rocha Fight Back Against Police Brutality (Video)

You may have recognized the song in recent Under Armour commercials, now Run The Jewels have released an official music video for "Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)" featuring Zack De La Rocha. While neither Killer Mike, El-P or De La Rocha are actually in the video, their song... Read more

For The Second Time In 15 Years, El-P & Zack De La Rocha Will Be In The Lab Extensively

In May, 1998, Rawkus Records released Lyricist Lounge, Vol. 1. The double-album featured a host of great artists, including De La Soul, Kool Keith, Q-Tip, O.C., and Bahamadia. Notably, the Top 200 charting release also included El-P, who with his Company Flow cohorts, J-Treds, Queen Heroine, and The Juggaknots was... Read more

Run The Jewels Rage Against the Machine with Zack De La Rocha (Audio)

Rap's Robin Hoods deliver another jarring glimpse from their upcoming sophomore group effort, RTJ2. Run The Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) have seemingly found the pocket of some of their most passionate, pungent, and disarming music to date. Joined by Zack De La Rocha (who kicks an extremely rare MC... Read more

Run The Jewels’ RTJ2’s Tracklist Features An Ode To Akinyele & Zack de la Rocha

After dominating a wealth of 2013 Year-End Lists, Killer Mike & El-P's Run The Jewels battery is recharged with RTJD2, due on October 28. Today, the Fort Greene, Brooklyn-to-Adamsville, Atlanta connect unveiled their tracklisting. Late '90s Rock Heads may appreciate that guests include Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against The... Read more