This happened. Says El-P himself on IG last night of a studio session, whose final product we’re definitely anticipating. Stay tuned.
Run The Jewels continue their stand against police brutality with their all-new video for “Early”, an engaging animated clip with the lyrics also there to drive home the message on the screen. Watch below.
Run The Jewels puts out their new video for “Close Your Eyes (And Count to F**k)” f/ Zack de la Rocha today and it will certainly raise some eyebrows with the concept.
It’s essentially a street fight between a black man and a white police officer. And it goes as long as one of those Peter vs. The Chicken fights on Family Guy. No comedy here though. And more importantly… no actual punches thrown. Watch above and see what you think about Killer Mike & El-P’s statement on police brutality.
ICYMI: Our photo recap of Run The Jewels @ SXSW (a first hand account from the thwarted fan attack)
Though the liquor flows like “Twisted Heat” one of the downsides of SXSW are long lines and the inevitable reaching of capacity at most venues. With that said – arriving early is a must and the best parties will have creative ways to keep you busy while waiting for your artist to take the stage. In addition to a an open bar, the Spotify House brought in The Bumbys who are known for their “fair and honest appraisals of your appearance” (Gill gave me a 9.3 – I can live with that) and Bose stepped up with a Disco room (think oversized portapotty filled with mirrors, disco balls, and a Bose stereo system instead of.. uh, all the usual unpleasant things that come along with a portapotty).
El-P and Killer Mike took the stage and killed it for an hour, and while the set was incredibly on point, a random attack on stage brought the show to a halt for a moment as Mike threw the “fuckboy” off stage (conveniently into me) which is when I grabbed him and pulled him off stage. When the ogre stepped towards me I obviously stepped back (I’m a 9.3 with Carmine 1’s – I’m a man but I ain’t about to go and throw all that out the window, ya feel me). Shit. Mike got the whole house chanting “fuckboy, fuckboy” as he left the house bleeding. Great show but absolutely terrible (if any) security.
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thanks to everyone who watched us rock the @Spotify house! sorry for the brief interruption.
— el-p (@therealelp) March 16, 2015
After a few live performances of this, Run The Jewels premieres the new video to “Lie, Cheat, Steal” up above. Also, ICYMI, the first preview of the oddly demanded remix of Meow The Jewels, ha!