Cookin’ up a perfect record with fresh rhymes, dynamic ad-libs, crazy wordplay and a flow that makes you want to shake yourself into a frenzy is no easy task. Ask an MC, and they will tell you, it is one of the toughest things in the world to do.
Yet, the Brooklyn-based hip-hop super duo, Run the Jewels has been doing it for going on a decade and they will be in our face this summer.
Who knew back in 2013 Killer Mike and EI-P would entertain us the way they have. The accolades the two have landed include the Marketing Genius Award, Video of the Year, and Best Rap/Hip Hop album courtesy of the American Association of Independent Music.
Their single with DJ Shadow, “Nobody Speak,” set the world on fire. The music video is funny, and so well done. No wonder they have the following they do.
To celebrate the decade of wicked rhymes, Run the Jewels is launching a 16-show tour across North America. Billed as RTJX Celebrating 10 Years of Run the Jewels, it will give us four nights in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.
The dynamic duo will perform four of their albums across four nights in four cities throughout September and October. The albums featured are their 2013 debut album “Run the Jewels” which feature the hit single, “36 Chain.”
Other albums to be featured are “Run the Jewels 2” from 2014, “Run the Jewels 3” from 2016, and “RTJ4” from 2020. They also promise “a bunch of other jams.”
Al-P recently said, “It’s mind blowing to us that it’s been 10 years since we joined forces as RTJ.” Similarly, Killer Mike said “The best way we can think to celebrate is to get the whole family together and do what we love for the people who love us back. It’s going to be amazing, just like this entire ride has been, and we are grateful to get a chance to celebrate with our jewel runners this year and finally get back into clubs to destroy some stages for you.”
The tour is schedule to hit SoCal October 11th through the 14th at the Hollywood Palladium. Ticket sales for the tour begin this Friday, March 31 at 10 a.m. (local time).