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Cannibal Ox Returns With Sophomore LP, MF DOOM & The Artifacts Are Involved

Nearly 15 years removed from The Cold Vein, New York City underground Hip-Hop heroes Cannibal Ox have announced their return. Vast Aire and Vordul Mega announced today (January 20), that Blade Of The Ronin will commemorate their return, March 3, 2015. The release will come from the artists' own IGC... Read more

Finding the GOAT: Who is Your Wildcard Pick for Round 2?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... 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’ Blitzing Single Hits The Eyes As Hard As The Ears (Video)

Run The Jewels' RTJ2 could be heard on the horizons before it arrived in October. The free Mass Appeal Records album (also available for purchase) rung in from the mountains with cacophonous second single, "Oh My Darling Don't Cry." Killer Mike and El-P's decimation of "F-boys" got real with dazzling... Read more

Killer Mike & El-P Are Bringing Out The Dead, Making Them Run The Jewels (Video)

Killer Mike and El-P seem to have so much fun together as Run The Jewels. From the sheer on-album chemistry to the side-projects, the monstrous stage presence on tour, down into the visuals. First single, "Blockbuster Night, Pt. 1" finds Bigga and El-Producto working as EMT, without much tact for... Read more

Run The Jewels Crashes The Party On Until The Ribbon Breaks’ New One (Video)

'Cause Heads can't get enough... Beginning with 2013's self-titled album, Until The Ribbon Breaks worked with Run The Jewels ("Job Well Done"). Now, just following the last 10 days' bum-rush of RTJ2, Killer Mike and El-P return the favor, and collide with the British Electronic band for their single, "Revolution... Read more

Nas Is Recording Over J Dilla Donuts Beats. Now In CDQ (Video/Audio)

Nasty Nas is a rebel to convention. Since investing a stake in Mass Appeal (the magazine), the Queens icon has been making some really interesting, Hip-Hop culturally-minded moves. Deeply involved in Mass Appeal Records, Nas reportedly hand-picked signings of Fashawn, Bishop Nehru, and Boldy James...three artists that have been making... Read more

For A Band As Colorful As Run The Jewels, Of Course There Would Be A Great Art Challenge…

Last week, Run The Jewels released their second album in as many years, both of which were available for free stream. In the case of RTJ2, the Mass Appeal Records retail release was also given away for free, open to the public, whether they opt to financially support or not. What... Read more

Run The Jewels Makes Blockbuster Night A Double Feature (Audio)

On Friday (October 24) Killer Mike & El-P slammed down RTJ2 for full stream and free download. Available for purchase too, the Mass Appeal Records effort (what up, Nas!) garnered rapid acclaim from Heads who enjoyed Mike's fervor, El's sarcasm, Bigga's charisma, and Producto's futuristic beats. So why not have... Read more

Run the Jewels Album Has Leaked. Listen to It Then Support Real Hip-Hop (Audio Stream & Download)

The gift and the curse...The digital era has provided unfettered access to music. You can have anything ever recorded--anything--with just a few clicks. For fans, this is the golden age. There has been no better time. For artists, it's a mixed bag. On the one hand the direct connection with... Read more

What Goes Through the Minds of Run the Jewels When They Record? Watch and See (Video)

There is nothing serene about the music from Run the Jewels. Killer Mike & El-P have been consistently putting out some of the darkest, hardest and most politically-charged music in Hip-Hop for the last few years. So, would you believe a lot of this material was conceived and recorded in... 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 Teams With Police Academy’s Michael Winslow For Some AMAZING Bully-Rap (Audio)

Run The Jewels constantly lives up to their name the way that Killer Mike and El-P can steal the show. Kicking off the week with "Oh My Darling Don't Cry," Heads get a greater glimpse of just what kind of delightful audio brutality RTJ2 holds. The song features hard-nosed, blitzkrieg... 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

You’re In For A Blockbuster Night With Run The Jewels (Audio)

Just days after Killer Mike spoke out on the tragic events in Ferguson, the Atlanta artist sheds his humanitarian cape for a moment and morphs like Voltron into the Hip-Hop duo, Run The Jewels, with Brooklyn's own El-P for the cut, "Blockbuster Night Pt. 1." In anticipation of their upcoming... Read more

Killer Mike & El-P Are Back With a New Jewel (Audio)

Killer Mike and El-P make magic together...jewels, to be precise. The duo, who collectively go by Run the Jewels, have released an extended snippet of a new song. "Blockbuster Night, Pt. 1" contains all the heavyweight lyrical substance and sonic bombast you'd come to expect from Mike and El-P. Check... Read more

Here’s a Mind-Blowingly Comprehensive Oral History of Rawkus Records

Here's a mind-blowingly comprehensive oral history of Rawkus Records, one of the last great Hip-Hop record labels, put together by MySpace. The piece features contributions from DJ Premier, DJ Spinna, El-P, Evil Dee, Kool G Rap, Pharoahe Monch, Q-Tip and many, many more. Check out an excerpt and link to... Read more

Killer Mike & El-P Made The Perfect Visual Companion To Run The Jewels’ Title Track (Video)

When Heads pressed play on Killer Mike & El-P's Run The Jewels album (by the newly-formed group of the same name) last year, things got a lil' heavy. Hard raps, hazy beats, big bass, and an energy that lived up to the title of an album demanding somebody to hand... Read more

Killer Mike & El-P Recruit Blue Sky Black Death For An Official Run The Jewels Remix (Audio)

Killer Mike & El-P's Run The Jewels bullied 2013 year-end lists far and wide. This came after 2012's dominance from both Hip-Hop artists on solo projects, R.A.P. and Cancer4Cure, respectively. Although their official debut group LP, Run The Jewels was released to free stream online long before it was available... Read more

Need Some More Killer Mike & El-P in Your Life? Here’s a Bonus Run the Jewels Track (Audio)

Here's a new track from Killer Mike & El-P called Pew Pew Pew featuring the legendary DJ Q-Bert on the wheels of steel. It's a bonus cut from the European deluxe version of the album. Check it out below. Related: Here’s a Dark and Twisted Take on a “Christmas Carol”... Read more

Here’s a Dark and Twisted Take on a “Christmas Carol” From Killer Mike & El-P (Video)

When Run The Jewels' first album dropped this Summer, album closer "A Christmas F*ckin' Miracle" seemed a long way away. El's beat kinda had that caroling feel, while both men slowed it down for some of the best, most open verses of the amazing album. Just in time for Christmas... Read more

Killer Mike & El-P Detail the Psychedelic Influences on Run the Jewels While Actually Taking a Trip (Video)

Killer Mike and El-P's joint Run the Jewels project has withstood the test of time and remains one of the better projects of the year (free or otherwise). The 2 captured footage of the making of the album which involved a cabin, turkey burgers and "a copious amount of psychedelic... Read more

Killer Mike & El-P Give the Most Awesome Advice Ever to Hipsters. Check out What Else They Had to Say to YouTube Fans (Video)

Noisey had Killer Mike and El-P respond to the comments section under their 36 Inch Chain video and, not surprisingly, Run the Jewels' commentary was hilarious. Check out the video below. Related: Killer Mike & El-P’s Run The Jewels Team With Big Boi To Bring The Toys Out (Video)... Read more

Killer Mike & El-P’s Run The Jewels Team With Big Boi To Bring The Toys Out (Video)

Just as was the case with last year's "Big Beast," Killer Mike & El-P know how to show Southern style in their collaboration's visuals. The Dungeon Family reunion of "Banana Clipper" with Outkast's Big Boi is no exception. Muscle cars and burning rubber color this potent track from one of... Read more

Killer Mike & El-P Run The Jewels & Get It (Video)

A couple years ago, TDE offered up Kendrick Lamar's Section.80 for a free Soundcloud stream when the indie effort was released. Easily accessible, the acclaimed album felt like a mixtape to many. The same was true of Ab-Soul's #ControlSystem and a host of other albums these last three years. Killer... Read more

El-P and Killer Mike – Run The Jewels “Live At The Log Cabin” (Video)

Social networking site MySpace established themselves around a decade ago as a hub for new music, and it seems they're attempting to continue the trend with their highly acclaimed "Live At The Log Cabin" performance series. In this edition, El-P and Killer Mike (Run The Jewels) take front and center,... Read more

Rhythm Roulette: El-P (Video)

El-P is the latest to participate in Mass Appeal's Rhythm Roulette series where a producer is blindfolded, picks 3 records then makes a beat from the 3. If you like El-P, beat-making, crate digging or just watching talented people at work, this one's for you. Related: Killer Mike & El-P... Read more

Killer Mike & El-P – 36″ Chain (Video)

Killer Mike and El-P release the first video from their incredibly underrated (FREE) Run the Jewels project and it does not disappoint. It's a dark comic trip where they kill more than just a few cliches. Check out 36" Chain. Related: Killer Mike & El-P – Run the Jewels (Free... Read more

Killer Mike & El-P – Run the Jewels (Free Album)

Killer Mike & El-P (aka Run the Jewels) have been dropping some sonic bombs the last several weeks and now they've released their full album...for free. You can listen to and download Run the Jewels below. Related: Killer Mike & El-P on The Combat Jack Show (Video) Click here to... Read more

Run The Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) – Banana Clipper ft Big Boi

Run The Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) release a heavy drum banger featuring Big Boi. Check out Banana Clipper. Related: Big Boi speaks on the possibility of an OutKast reunion and more (Video)... Read more

Killer Mike & El-P on The Combat Jack Show (Video)

Killer Mike & El-P are the latest guests on The Combat Jack Show. The 2 discussed Killer Mike's criminally slept on R.A.P. Music album, their problems with radio, the role of race in hip-hop and more. Check out the videos below. Related: Killer Mike & El-P (Run the Jewels) –... Read more

Killer Mike & El-P (Run the Jewels) – Get It

Killer Mike and El-P drop a new song under the name Run the Jewels. Check out Get It. Related: Killer Mike & El-P – Banana Clipper (Audio)... Read more

Killer Mike & El-P – Banana Clipper

Killer Mike and El-P go line for line on a hard new track. Check out Banana Clipper. Related: Killer Mike – Villain (Audio)... Read more

Capital Cities – Farrah Fawcett Hair ft Andre 3000 + Run The Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) – Banana Clipper ft Big Boi

Here's some new music that features Andre 3000 and Big Boi... alas, separately. First up is space-age funk track (think Daft Punk) called "Farrah Fawcett Hair" from Capital Cities featuring a cameo from Andre 3000 (singing, not rapping). Next is a heavy drum banger from Run The Jewels (Killer Mike... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. & EL-P – Back and Forth (Video)

What would Big K.R.I.T. and EL-P talk about if they had a conversation? Wonder no more. They are the latest to sit down and kick it as part of Noisey's Back and Forth series. Check out the video below. Related: Big K.R.I.T - What U Mean featuring Ludacris (Video)... Read more

Slaughterhouse – Hammer Dance (El-P Remix)

El-P just dropped a remix to Slaughterhouse's Hammer Dance that he produced. It goes HARD. It's a totally different feel but it works. Check it out below. Related: Slaughterhouse - Hammer Dance (Video)... Read more