Run The Jewels Protest Donald Trump at Washington D.C. Show
Run The Jewels have taken their new album on the road, hitting Echostage in Washington D.C Thursday night (Jan. 19) with special guest Zack de la Rocha. Killer Mike and El-P ran through many of their records together, Mike performing "Ronald Reagan" off of his 2012 album R.A.P. Music above. He ends the song by leading the crowd in an "Fuck Ronald Reagan" chant and throws in Donald Trump's name as well.
Below, he has more to say of the then president-elect, Trump being sworn in to office earlier today. “No matter who won, the day after tomorrow, this is our motherfucking country,” Mike says. “I don’t give a fuck who is president. This is our country. And what we will build or keep this republic going on is truth, honesty, integrity, love and democracy.”
In November, after Trump won the presidential election, the group released "2100," El-P writing that the track wasn't meant to drop then, but it felt right to do so. “For our friends. For our family. For everyone who is hurting or scared now,” he wrote.
RTJ released their new album at the tail end of 2016, and continue on their North American tour tonight in North Carolina, ending in New York City towards the end of February with a four night run. Check the footage from D.C. above and below, El saying they flew the Rage Against the Machine frontman in for the occasion.
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