1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Listen to Killer Mike & MNDR's 'GTA V' Soundtrack Song 'Lock and Load'

    April 03, 2015 4:28 PM EDT Killer Mike , most recently of Run the Jewels , is appearing without his frequent partner-in-crime El-P on the newest Grand Theft Auto soundtrack. On the album's second single "Lock and Load," he teams up with alt-popper MNDR over a grungy, hard-edged beat courtesy of producers…

  4. SXSW 2015 Day 4: Tha Dogg Pound Reunites With Snoop, E-40 Joins Big Sean, Killer Mike Performs With Injury & More

    March 21, 2015 3:20 PM EDT The music portion is in full swing at SXSW, and we're bringing you daily recaps of the action from Austin. Here are some unforgettable moments from music's fourth day at the fest on Friday (March 20). SXSW 2015: Check Out Our Full Coverage 10:30 a.m. -- Opening for the South…

  5. Watch Run the Jewels Get Attacked Onstage at SXSW

    March 16, 2015 9:01 PM EDT The rap super-duo Run the Jewels was attacked onstage Monday during a performance at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, briefly interrupting their set at the Spotify house event.   Run the Jewels In the Studio With Massive Attack It's not clear what exactly happened or why, but mid…

  6. 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…

  7. Killer Mike Pens Op-Ed on Rap Lyrics Used as Legal Evidence in Court

    December 01, 2014 8:04 PM EST If hip-hop was always taken at face value, rapper Killer Mike  of Run the Jewels might be convicted for his name alone. But that's not how our justice system works, right? Wrong, according to a new op-ed co-written by Killer Mike called "Rap's poetic (In)justice,"…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Ferguson Protest Songs Impact Real-Time Charts

    August 28, 2014 7:28 PM EDT The Game's 'Don't Shoot' is the latest Ferguson-related viral track to chart high on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 tally. The protests in Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9 have been an important topic of online conversation on Twitter,…

  12. Watch Killer Mike Talk Ferguson on Fox News

    August 28, 2014 6:04 PM EDT Since writing a thought-provoking op-ed for Billboard about Ferguson, Mo. , Killer Mike has appeared on CNN and, now, Fox News to talk about the ongoing tensions following the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Interviewed by Lisa Kennedy Montgomery (aka onetime MTV VJ Kennedy …

  13. 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…

  14. David Guetta, Alabama Shakes, J. Cole Headlining Inaugural Suburbia Music Festival

    January 16, 2014 2:51 PM EST Big Gigantic, Violent Femmes and Tegan and Sara are also among the performers at the Texas festival Already one of the big-name performers at this year's Ultra Music Festival in Miami, David Guetta is adding another notch to his 2014 festival schedule -- this time in Texas for the…

  15. El-P, Killer Mike Confirm 'Run the Jewels' Sequel for 2014

    November 02, 2013 5:44 PM EDT Fresh off their "Run the Jewels" collaboration this past summer, El-P and Killer Mike will release the album's sequel next year, per a tweet from the former. Late Friday night, El-P tweeted nothing but the words "RTJ2 2014," referencing his last project with the…

  16. CMJ 2012's Top 5 Bad Band Names: Good Music?

    October 21, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Vagina Panther, Mr. Muthafu*kin eXquire, Hard Nips, the Harmonica Lewinskies & Butter the Children have CMJ's worst names, but were their gigs any good? The annual CMJ Music Marathon, which took over many of New York's smaller venues from Oct. 16-20, is not for the faint of…

  17. The Walkmen, Kimbra Lead CMJ 2012 Lineup

    August 21, 2012 9:26 PM EDT A New York mainstay will lead the CMJ Music Marathon. The 2012 new music festival will include a set from indie veterans the Walkmen, along with performances from the Presents, the Mountain Goats, Kimbra, GZA and many more. The annual festival announced "highlights" from its the…

  18. Coachella Cruise Announced: Pulp, Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells Aboard

    July 17, 2012 5:10 PM EDT Inaugural trip to set sail in December Goldenvoice, promoters of Coachella, have announced the launch of a Coachella cruise slated to set sail in December. S.S. Coachella will include performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Sleigh Bells, Killer Mike, !!!, and a DJ set from former LCD…

  19. Roots Picnic 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    June 03, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Now in its fifth year, the Roots Picnic is fast becoming a staple of Philadelphia's rich musical culture. This year marked the first time the festival was expanded to two days (Sat. Jun. 2-Sun. Jun. 3), with acts like De La Soul , Diplo , and Kid Cudi among the biggest names. The line-up…

  20. Travis Porter Talk 'From Day 1' Album, Short Film & Chart Success

    May 26, 2012 10:00 AM EDT What has three heads, six legs and more club hits than anyone without a proper album down South? That would be Travis Porter , the oddly named rap group of three performers from ­Decatur, Ga. After a slew of popular mixtapes and a ­collaborative tape with the ­undisputed king of neo-crunk,…

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