Run The Jewels Are Some Rap Role Models, Even If They Don’t Want To Be (Video)

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The sound of Run The Jewels is jarring, fragmented, and explosive in the ears—in the best way possible (for lovers of energetic, forceful Hip-Hop, anyway). For the latest Run The Jewels 2 video, Killer Mike and El-P captured that grit, attitude, and vibe in the visual to “Lie, Cheat, Steal.”

This has a film feel, in a digital world—nice for a group that in many ways, sounds like something out the ’88-’92 realm of Hip-Hop, despite futuristic sounds.

Even though they clearly don’t want to be role models, do you think El and Mike are, in fact just that?

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