1. 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 0 0 0 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 count ...

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

    November 09, 2016 9:50 PM EST 0 0 0 '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 Kille ...

  3. Killer Mike 'Laughed Hysterically' When Atlanta Named Tunnel-Boring Machine 'Driller Mike'

    September 21, 2016 3:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy-winning rapper Killer Mike always wanted to see his name on a street sign, but a tunnel-boring machine will have to suffice for now. "Driller Mike" was chosen as the name for the massive 400-foot-long tunnel-boring machine that will ...

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

    June 22, 2016 10:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  5. Killer Mike Pens Op-Ed on Hip-Hop & Free Speech, Contests Rapper's Prosecution

    February 19, 2016 9:37 PM EST 0 0 0 Rapper, adamant Bernie Sanders-supporter and civil rights activist Killer Mike has penned a new essay about free speech and rap music, defending the rights of an aspiring rapper who was suspended from high school over a song he wrote.  As the Run th ...

  6. Killer Mike Responds to Backlash Over 'Uterus' Quote About Hillary Clinton

    February 17, 2016 11:20 AM EST 0 0 0 At a recent Bernie Sanders rally at Atlanta's Morehouse College, rapper Killer Mike  -- who has been vocal about his support for the Democratic presidential hopeful -- became the target of backlash after quoting activist Jane Elliott during a s ...

  7. Apple's Music Money Is Everywhere -- Financed 'Hotline Bling' Video, Teaming with the Met, Dancing with Mary J. & Friends

    February 16, 2016 1:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Drake 's "Hotline Bling" didn't just debut on Apple Music, it was financed by the tech goliath as its first attempt at original video content. According to Recode , the James Turrell-inspired clip, which spawned countless memes a ...

  8. Artists From Red Hot Chili Peppers to Killer Mike Stumping for Bernie Sanders, Music's Donor Class Backing Hillary Clinton

    February 12, 2016 1:46 PM EST 0 0 0 The Red Hot Chili Peppers ' Feb. 5 benefit for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in Los Angeles did not bear the hallmarks of a traditional Hollywood fundraiser. The Chili Peppers barely invoked Sanders' name during their se ...

  9. 2016 Iowa Caucus: Cher, Killer Mike, Foster the People & More Respond on Twitter

    February 02, 2016 2:12 PM EST 0 0 0 The Iowa caucus results are in, and celebrity musicians and artists had plenty to say about the event.  Bernie Sanders Sings 'This Land Is Your Land' With Vampire Weekend At University of Iowa: Watch Many were surprised by how neck-and-nec ...

  10. Vampire Weekend Members to Perform at Iowa Bernie Sanders Rally With Killer Mike, Foster the People

    January 27, 2016 11:25 AM EST 0 0 0 Could their first show since Rostam’s departure include new music? Update: Ezra Koenig has elaborated on the lineup for the upcoming performance at the Bernie Sanders rally. Apparently, it will not include Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio:  perfor ...

  11. Killer Mike Voices Support For Sexual Harassment Victims, Wants to See Publicist Be 'A Better Human Being'

    January 20, 2016 12:35 PM EST 0 0 0 In the wake of the resignation of Life or Death PR founder/CEO Heathcliff Berru yesterday (Jan. 19) amid a slew of allegations of sexual harrassment from at least seven women in the music industry, a handful of artists -- Wavves , Diiv, Kelela and S ...

  12. Watch the Full Killer Mike & Bernie Sanders Interview Here

    December 15, 2015 4:47 PM EST 0 0 0 Some of us go into barbershops to get a fresh look; Killer Mike and Bernie Sanders go in for interviews. In a six-part series titled "Talking Shop With Bernie Sanders," the two sit down to discuss everything from guns and immigration to Tr ...

  13. Killer Mike Teases Conversation With Bernie Sanders Talking Guns, Drugs, Donald Trump: Watch

    December 14, 2015 6:58 PM EST 0 0 0 When Bernie Sanders and Killer Mike met up in Atlanta last month, they did more than eat chicken -- as the Run the Jewels rapper pointed out on Instagram Monday (Dec. 14).  How Killer Mike Sparked a Wave of New Politically Engaged Hip-Hop Mike intro ...

  14. Killer Mike Eats Lunch With Bernie Sanders, Introduces Him at Atlanta Campaign Rally: Watch

    November 23, 2015 8:47 PM EST 0 0 0 Killer Mike and Bernie Sanders got buddy buddy over lunch in Atlanta on Monday (Nov. 23), before the rapper delivered a powerful introduction to the presidential hopeful at a rally later in the day.  Bernie Sanders Dances in Drake 'Hotline Blin ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Killer Mike Goes After Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity & Don Lemon on New 'Thuggin'' Verse

    August 05, 2015 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Killer Mike just dropped an incendiary new verse on the Glasses Malone / Kendrick Lamar track "Thuggin'." In the lyric video for the song, Mike calls out cable news pundits as well as issues like mass incarceration and inadequate publ ...

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

    July 22, 2015 9:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  18. Run the Jewels Hosting Beats 1 Radio Show

    July 03, 2015 4:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 Abou ...

  19. 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 Ab ...

  20. Killer Mike on Confederate Flag: 'You Do Not Fly the Flags of Losers Over the Winners' Country'

    June 24, 2015 6:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Governor Nikki Haley called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the front of the State House building in South Carolina, saying it served as an offensive symbol of the massacre of nine black residents last Wednesday in Charleston. Hailing fr ...

  21. Killer Mike on Charleston Shooting: 'I Wish Those Folks in That Church Had Been Armed'

    June 18, 2015 12:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the hours following the sickening Charleston shooting on Wednesday night (June 17), Killer Mike took to Twitter to air his feelings on the hate crime that took the lives of nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C.  The Run the J ...

  22. Watch Killer Mike Crack Jokes About Rachel Dolezal on 'Nightly Show'

    June 17, 2015 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Killer Mike joined the ongoing discussion surrounding Rachel Dolezal with an appearance on Monday's episode (June 15) of The Nightly Show with host Larry Wilmore. The MC spoke with Wilmore, his head writer Robin Thede, and comedian Natasha Legg ...

  23. Killer Mike Can't Run for Georgia Senate (Yet), But He Still Wants You to Vote

    June 15, 2015 9:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Killer Mike made a brief run for office in Atlanta's special election for Senate District 55 on Tuesday, before realizing he's not eligible.  Killer Mike on Bill O'Reilly: 'He's More Full of S--- Than an Outhouse' The p ...

  24. Killer Mike on Bill O'Reilly: 'He's More Full of S--- Than an Outhouse'

    May 16, 2015 5:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Killer Mike appeared on Real Time With Bill Maher on Friday (May 15) and during his appearance on the program, the rapper opened up about a number of topics including Bill O'Reilly and Baltimore. Just this week, the Fox News anchor made headlin ...

  25. Killer Mike Baltimore Op-Ed: 'I've Watched Geraldo Rivera and Wolf Blitzer Pander to the Audiences of Oppression'

    May 01, 2015 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Atlanta hip-hop veteran Killer Mike (real name: Michael Render ) is a member of Run the Jewels and a solo artist whose outspoken social commentary led to his lecture on race relations at MIT on April 24, and an invitation from Arianna Huffington to ...

  26. Killer Mike: The Criminalization Of Rap Music Is The 'New Jim Crow'

    Killer Mike: The Criminalization Of Rap Music Is The 'New Jim Crow'

    April 30, 2015 7:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Killer Mike joins HuffPost Live to discuss the criminalization of rap music. music , Crime , HuffPost Live Highlights , Black Voices , rapper , 5minmedia , interviews , rap music , Killer Mike , Jim Crow Videos Killer Mike Jim Crow ...

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

    April 25, 2015 11:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    April 11, 2015 11:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    April 03, 2015 4:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 g ...

  30. 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 1.03 k 179 35 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 s ...

  33. 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 &quo ...

  34. 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 t ...

  35. 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 kee ...

  36. 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 sl ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Watch Killer Mike Talk Ferguson on Fox News

    August 28, 2014 6:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 Ken ...

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

    August 14, 2014 10:01 AM EDT 7 1 0 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 a ...

  40. Does Run The Jewels Have a Case Against Apple's New MacBook Ad?

    July 25, 2014 11:24 AM EDT On July 22, Apple released a new "Stickers" ad for the MacBook Air. Soundtracked by Glasgow producer Hudson Mohawke 's latest banger, "Chimes," the clip whips through a series of short clips of some stock and recognizable ...

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

    January 16, 2014 2:51 PM EST 0 1 0 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 s ...

  42. 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,&quo ...

  43. Highlighting the Importance of (and Their Love For) Rappers' Jewish Lawyers

    August 09, 2013 1:17 PM EDT It's no longer just overbearing Jewish mothers that are imploring their loved ones, "Why don't you find yourself a nice Jewish boy?" Now when rappers get into trouble with the authorities, there's only one person they ne ...

  44. Backbeat: Killer Mike & El-P's 'Run the Jewels Toothpaste,' Twinkie The Kid's Sweet Comeback; Secretly Label Group's Group Shot @P4K Fest

    July 26, 2013 4:30 PM EDT The eighth annual Pitchfork Music Festival celebrated what seemed its biggest year yet July 19-21 with attendance in excess of 54,000 across three days at Chicago's Union Park, bigger headliners in Bjork and R. Kelly  and a record roster ...

  45. Pitchfork Fest 2013: Bigger Headliners, More Sponsors, Elaborate Production, Killer Mike and El-P's New Beer

    July 18, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Now in its eighth year, the Pitchfork Music Festival has growing pains like any other festival. It's likely to sell out a capacity of 54,000 tickets across three days at Chicago's Union Park. It also has a record sponsor count that� ...

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