Sunday, October 19, 2014

Run the Jewels at Minglewood Hall on Tuesday

Posted By on Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 7:16 AM

Hard-hitting rap duo Run the Jewels comes to Minglewood Hall on Tuesday, October 21st as part of Red Bull's Sound Select Tour. You can get your free ticket by RSVPing here. But show up early, RSVP does not guarantee a ticket and this show is sure to be packed. 

Run the Jewels is a rap super-duo of sorts, comprised of Atlanta rapper Killer Mike and rapper/producer El-P, who hails from Brooklyn.

Due October 28th, the follow-up to 2013's Run the Jewels, Run the Jewels 2 may be one of the most hyped hip-hop releases of 2014. (In a truly weird confluence of hip-hop fandom and internet culture, a Kickstarter campaign is currently underway to create "Meow the Jewels" a remake of RTJ2 with the beats comprised entirely of cat noises. El-P has agreed to produce the project if it gets fully funded, and a laundry list of noteworthy producers have signed on to contribute.)

Lyrically, Run the Jewels is all chain-snatching antagonism, taking aim at any and all authority figures. El-P's beats take an equally aggressive approach, with scrambled sample loops, cracking snares, and heavily distorted basslines.

Here's a single from RTJ2 called "Close Your Eyes (And Count to F*ck)" featuring Zach de la Rocha, of Rage Against the Machine fame.


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