Run The Jewels @ Echostage - 1/19/17

Run The Jewels @ Echostage - 1/19/17

On the night before the inauguration of Donald Trump, emotions in DC were running high. But Run the Jewels, the rap duo of Killer Mike and El-P who recently released the critically-acclaimed Run The Jewels 3, wanted to make a big political statement of their own. And not only did Run the Jewels beat expectations on such an important night, they absolutely destroyed them, giving the crowd a much-needed emotional release along with a special surprise guest at a sold-out Echostage.

Of course, this perfect timing would not have occurred if it weren’t for a water main break the previous Thursday, causing a last-minute cancellation. According to El-P, the two choices for rescheduling were either on El-P’s birthday, or the day before the inauguration. In his words, “History wants RTJ here right fucking now.” It was obvious that they had a lot on their minds. 

Episode 245: Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 3

Episode 245: Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 3

In 2012 rapper/producer El-P and rapper Killer Mike met and discovered that not only did they bring out the best in each other's art, all signs pointed towards them being world's first motherf@#@ing rap superheroes. 

With the release of their third collaboration as Run The Jewels, all signs point to the prophecy being true.

Join us as we we kick off our 2017 coverage diving into their latest masterpiece to try and figure out what makes this dynamic duo tick, why they may be the most powerful rap duo of all time, and more.

WIN STUFF: Win 2 tix to see El-P and Killer Mike at 9:30 Club!


Lookout, Jay-Z and Kanye...El-P and Killer Mike have an album that'll certainly make you watch your throne. 

Like Jay and Yeezy, rappers El-P and Killer Mike fused their creative forces to release a collaborative, self-titled hip-hop album. Run the Jewels was released as a free digital download on the Fool's Gold Records website in June 2013. With singles like "Get It" and "36" Chain," Run the Jewels has received much praise from critics, easily making it this year's Watch the Throne. The duo practically even call for Jay-Z and Kanye's dethronement in Killer Mike's tongue-in-cheek verse on "Sea Legs." 

To hear El-P and Killer Mike lay down their beats and rhymes live at 9:30 Club on Saturday, August 10, please do one of the following:

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