Killer Mike Says Rihanna Is the New 2Pac
Controversial street artist and political activist Banksy recently opened his latest exhibit, Dismaland, an anarchist's version of Disneyland that features art and exhibits from Banksy and other similar artists. Performing at the pop-up theme park on Sept. 4 will be Run the Jewels who sat down with Banksy for an interview that ran in the UK publication, The Guardian. During the Q+A, Killer Mike and El-P were asked about Kanye referring to himself as "the greatest living rockstar on the planet" and Mike responded that he thinks Rihanna may own that title. "Kanye is amazing and may be the greatest rock star in the world," started Mike. "But Rihanna is the new 2Pac (in feminist form), and as much as I love rock, ain’t nobody do it like Pac! Ri-Ri rules in my book."
Banksy also asked the two about how they want to be remembered, Mike's speech about Ferguson, Missouri while on stage and some of the group's favorite artists. The full interview can be read here.
Elsewhere in Run the Jewels world, the group was spotted in studio with Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha (whom they collaborated with with on Run the Jewels 2) and Nas. El-P captured the moment on Instagram:
Nas has a relationship with Run the Jewels as the group is signed to Mass Appeal Records which Nas is the co-founder of. Whether or not this means we'll get a Run the Jewels x Nas joint remains to be seen.