Run The Jewels Are Going on Tour
Run The Jewels are gearing up for a giant North American tour. Killer Mike and El-P are kicking off their month and a half-long road trip on Jan. 11 in Philadelphia, Pa.
El-P also took to Twitter today (Nov. 1) to announce that the new album, Run The Jewels 3, will either be released at the end of 2016 or in the first week of 2017. The 41-year-old Brooklyn native types, "RTJ3 MICRO UPDATE: we want it out this year, it will be out 1st week of next year at the LATEST, we will announce ASAP. thanks. THANKS." You can view all of the tour dates above via the official Run The World Tour flyer. Killer Mike and El-P will visit cities including, but not limited to, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Ga., Miami, Fla., Los Angeles, Ca., Chicago, Ill., Boston, Mass. and New York, N.Y.
In other Run The Jewels-related news, the hip-hop duo recently dropped a new single called “Talk to Me.” Killer Mike spits, “Went to war with the devil and shaytan/He wore a bad toupee and a spray tan.” He closes his verse with a summary of Black life in America, rapping, “Militant Michael might go psycho/On any ally or rival/Born black, that’s dead on arrival/My job is to fight for survival/In spite of these all lives matter ass white folk.”
Their music was also featured in the trailer for Netflix’s Luke Cage superhero series. Their song “Heart is Full” song comes in around the 1:30 mark of the clip, which includes part of El-P’s verse. He raps, “I’m from a city where havin’ a heart is not suggested/I’m a maverick at tappin’ backs, I’m a savage inventor/I’m cleanin’ braces with tongue and vac and a bag of dentures.” The trailer also contains part of the hook, and then the video shimmies into Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s classic track, “Shimmy Shimmy Ya.”
As aforementioned, you can view the tour dates above. Scroll down to check out El-P's tweet announcing the timing of the upcoming album.
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