1. Child's Play: 7 Hip-Hop Videos With Puppets

    February 19, 2017 2:30 PM EST Throughout recent hip-hop history, music videos have been known for their fair share of bling, sex, and... puppets? The use of those little furry creatures has become a running theme in the genre, especially with recent visuals like D.R.A.M .'s "Cute" and Chance the Rapper &…

  2. Run the Jewels on the Importance of Saying 'Whatever the F--k' They Want To on 'RTJ3' Album

    January 05, 2017 11:11 AM EST Even though their third LP was scheduled to be released in January of 2017, it wouldn't have felt quite right for 2016 to pass without a new album from Run the Jewels . 2016 had been so plagued with death, strife and general upheaval that countless fans looked to the hip-hop superduo of…

  3. Run the Jewels Respond to Donald Trump Presidential Victory With '2100': Listen

    November 09, 2016 9:50 PM EST 'It's about fear and it's about love and its about wanting more for all of us." In response to Donald Trump's presidential election victory on Tuesday, Run the Jewels have shared a new song called "2100" that Killer Mike and El-P said feels fitting of the…

  4. Run The Jewels' El-P Responds to Kevin Hart Film 'Run The Jewels'

    June 22, 2016 10:43 AM EDT The name of Kevin Hart's forthcoming action-comedy  Run The Jewels  isn't sitting too well with real-life rappers Run The Jewels. On Tuesday night (June 21),  El-P, who makes up one half of the rap duo with Killer Mike, shared his thoughts about the movie on Twitter after a fan…

  5. El-P and Longtime Manager Join Monotone Management

    March 08, 2016 1:26 PM EST El-P's illustrious career has been blooming anew of late due to his work with Killer Mike in Run The Jewels, and this week the Brooklyn rapper/producer is making moves on the business side of things as well. El, born Jaime Maline, and manager Amaechi Uzoigwe, who also co-manages RTJ,…

  6. Run the Jewels' El-P Talks Making of Cat-Sampling 'Meow the Jewels' Charity Album & More

    September 26, 2015 1:11 PM EDT It was October of last year, a month before Run the Jewels 2 was to be released, and El-P , the group's producer and one-half of its formidable rap arms, was sitting in his kitchen, smoking weed, brainstorming pre-order packages varying in insanity. Watch El-P Audition Cats For Run…

  7. Run the Jewels Release 'Meowrly,' First Track Off 'Meow the Jewels' Cat Remix Album: Listen

    July 22, 2015 9:28 PM EDT Meow the Jewels started as a joke but it's really happening and El-P and Killer Mike have released the first taste of the cat-remixed album.  Run the Jewels' El-P Calls 'Meow' Kickstarter 'An Opportunity to Do Something Good in a Fun Way' "Meowrly" adds…

  8. Run the Jewels Hosting Beats 1 Radio Show

    July 03, 2015 4:57 PM EDT Run the Jewels ' El-P and Killer Mike are Beats 1's newest hosts, as it was announced Friday the duo will run its own weekly show on the new global Apple Music radio station.  'You're Playing for the World': Q-Tip Talks About His Beats 1 Radio Show 'Abstract…

  9. Killer Mike Talks Race Relations, Calls For More Minority-Owned Labels at MIT Lecture

    April 25, 2015 11:59 AM EDT About a dozen journalists, college and professional alike in awe of Run The Jewels as per their conversations in the hallway, shuffled in and pulled up chairs still warm from Friday (April 24) classes. Killer Mike was seated, waiting for his pupils by a wall of chalkboards tagged with stray…

  10. Run The Jewels References Ferguson, Features Zack De La Rocha, Travis Barker at Coachella

    April 11, 2015 11:50 PM EDT The duo appeared shellshocked by the size of its night-two draw. El-P and Killer Mike have spent the majority of their careers as fiercely loved but little-seen underground artists, but the script was flipped at Coachella on Saturday (Apr. 11), when the Run The Jewels starred in a guest…

  11. Run the Jewels In the Studio With Massive Attack

    February 22, 2015 2:52 PM EST It looks like there could be a collaboration between Run the Jewels and Massive Attack on the horizon. Run the Jewels to Play Madison Square Garden Run the Jewels' El-P announced on Twitter Friday (Feb. 20) that the hip-hop duo was in the studio with British trip-hop group Massive…

  12. Nas Previews J Dilla-Produced Song at Run the Jewels' Album Release Party

    October 30, 2014 12:26 PM EDT Nas made a surprise appearance at Run the Jewel s' ( Killer Mike and El-P )  album release celebration for RTJ2 on Wednesday, Oct. 29. "I came here to support the brother son an incredible project. I've been watching them do their thing, even feeling like this is something…

  13. Watch El-P Audition Cats For Run the Jewels’ Meow Remix Album

    October 21, 2014 3:19 PM EDT El-P has been reading angry messages from Taylor Swift superfans ever since he dissed her new song “Welcome to New York” yesterday (Oct. 20), but we think we’ve found one thing they could agree on -- cats. Back on Oct. 15, El and Killer Mike’s keep-it-real hip-hip collaboration Run the…

  14. Run the Jewels' El-P Calls 'Meow' Kickstarter 'An Opportunity to Do Something Good in a Fun Way' (Update)

    September 17, 2014 8:31 PM EDT UPDATE: Meow the Jewels has been officially funded with only 10 days left! MEOW THE JEWELS HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN FUNDED WITH MORE THAN 10 DAYS LEFT! — el-p (@therealelp) October 15, 2014 A few days ago, Run the Jewels announced a number of just slightly ludicrous pre-order packages in…

  15. Uncapped Concert Series Returns Aug. 19 With Run The Jewels and Jeremih

    August 14, 2014 10:01 AM EDT For the past three years, vitaminwater and The Fader's Uncapped concert series has been creating one-of-a-kind musical moments in intimate settings, from Frank Ocean and Bon Iver playing a New York City synagogue in 2012 to Solange performing at a laundromat in 2013.  For its latest…

  16. Chart Juice: J. Cole, Missy Elliott, Nicki Minaj Reach Top 10

    June 01, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Usher still reigns supreme as "Climax," his Diplo -produced hit, continues to top the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. J. Cole , Missy Elliott and Nicki Minaj , meanwhile, enter the tally's top 10. Elliott and Minaj each log their 12th top 10s, extending their shared lead for the…

  17. Killer Mike Teams With Adult Swim For 'R.A.P. Music' Album

    May 15, 2012 3:15 PM EDT For rapper Killer Mike , independence is key. The Atlanta native born Michael Render launched his career with 2003's "Monster" (Columbia Records), but label issues delayed the highly anticipated follow-up. Three years later, in November 2006, his second album, "I Pledge…

  18. Das Racist Premieres Wacky 'Michael Jackson' Video: Watch

    September 12, 2011 1:56 PM EDT Das Racist 's new single is titled simply "Michael Jackson," and most of its video parodies MJ's 1991 clip for "Black or White," complete with a Moonwalking Michael impersonator. It also features homage to "The Simpsons," Chris Farley's classic…

  19. Billboard Bits: Taylor Swift, John Mayer, Pet Shop Boys, Eminem and More

    February 03, 2010 4:23 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Taylor Swift may not have broken any Grammy Awards records with her trophy haul on Sunday night, but she did manage to break an actual Grammy. Price for replacement prize: $500. Look on Taylor'…

  20. Cassettes Won't Listen

    January 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jason Drake is the director of marketing at hip-hop indie Definitive Jux, but in his spare time, he's making electronic pop gems with a lo-fi rock bent under the moniker Cassettes Won't Listen. Jason Drake is the director of marketing at hip-hop indie Definitive Jux, but in his…

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