Common doesn't have any theories as to why 'Selma,' the praised Martin Luther King Jr. biopic he stars in, earned only two Oscar noms: best picture and best original song, for "Glory," his Golden Globe-winning duet with John Legend. (They'll perform it at the Academy Awards on Feb. 22.) "All I know is that we made something that impacted the world," says the Chicago-born rapper-actor.
On the eve of the album's release, Run the Jewels' Killer Mike and El-P discuss their group dynamic, why Mike's parents are scared for him, and Meow the Jewels, their upcoming Kickstarter-funded remix LP featuring nothing but cat noises (seriously).