El-P and Killer Mike: Two of the most distinctive and celebrated names in rap, hold all accountable in their musical manifestos. Well known for their massively energetic live sets, Run The Jewels make their Austin City Limits debut in support of their third album, the aptly- titled Run The Jewels 3.
El-P and Killer Mike might have seemed like an unlikely pairing on paper, but the duo subverted and pulverized all expectations with their critically lauded Run The Jewels collaborative LP in 2013. Tapping into the creative synergy they’d discovered in 2012 on Mike’s R.A.P. Music album (produced by El-P) and El’s Cancer 4 Cure album (featuring Mike), Run The Jewels cemented their musical alliance with a set of uncompromisingly raw, forward thinking hip-hop, garnering limitless critical accolades including the likes of Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, XXL, SPIN, New York Times, and many more. Uncut calls Run The Jewels 3 “the pair’s most focused and mature work to date,” while DIY says it’s “in equal parts an unequivocal call to arms and an excitable ode to a wonderful friendship.” New Musical Express comments, “There’s tons of fun to be had from absorbing the duo’s fury, and El-P’s sci-fi beats are as thrillingly big ‘n’ bad as ever,” while The Wiresimply notes, “Every track is a killer.” Vice insists that RTJ is “funnier, hookier, and kinder as well as brainier and more political” than before, while AllMusic proclaims “They’re so good at this that it seems almost unfair in its effortlessness.”
EPISODE LISTRun the Jewels (43)
- ACL announces the second half of its Season 43 broadcast schedule
- Taping recap: Run The Jewels
- Giveaway: Run The Jewels 10/14
- New tapings: Run The Jewels, Chris Stapleton, LCD Soundsystem and Shinyribs