Run the Jewels - El-P + Killer Mike = Run the Jewels

Run the Jewels 'El-P + Killer Mike = Run the Jewels' (.ZIP)

I don't know what process lead Atlanta's Killer Mike from being Big Boi's side-man to being Brooklynite El-P's partner in rhyme, but whatever it was it's resulted in some of the illest Rap music of the last few years.

First came Killer Mike's entirely El-P-produced masterpiece 'R.A.P. Music', which should go down in the annals of Hip-Hop as an undisputed classic, blending gangsta shit with politics like few before.

Now we've got 'Run the Jewels', an LP from a full-fledged group comprised of the Lyrical Punisher and Killer Mike, which runs the gamut from the usual Def Jux space shit to a song with a guest-verse from Outkast's Big Boi.

The production splits the difference between El's classic futuristic b-boy beats and the cybernetic Crunk style he flexed on 'R.A.P. Music' and sounds kinda like Trent Reznor remixing Rap records from RUN-DMC to Juicy-J.

Unlike most Indie-Rap, which seems made for headphones, and mainstream Hip-Hop, that's so overmastered it gives you a headache, this shit really deserves to be bumped at the loudest volume possible in whatever "ride" you can find.

Oh, and remember to "do dope, fuck hope".

Posted by El Keter
At 06:29 PM on 07/15/13
Filed under Music

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