While a ragtag band of some of the sorriest excuses for rappers of all time squabble in what constitutes “rap beef” in the modern day, it’s good to know that in 2017, real heads can still count on the art to sometimes win out over the business of rap. In addition to Run The Jewels’ 3rd album currently in rotation, we now have this to rock to for a while. On Shadow The Jewels, DJ Skarface takes some classic DJ Shadow cuts and blends them with Run The Jewels’ first LP.
In preparation for The Mountain Will Fall dropping June 24th on Mass Appeal Records, DJ Shadow calls on Run The Jewels for the first single.
“Occasionally, I make a beat that demands a specific vocal treatment and attitude. In the case of ‘Nobody Speak,’ I wasn’t going to settle for anyone other than Run The Jewels; in my mind, it was them or no one. Fortunately, they agreed, and they took the track to a place I could never get to on my own. That’s the definition of a rewarding collaboration.” – DJ Shadow
Killer Mike & El-P drop some more visuals to accompany the rightfully critically acclaimed album from the supergroup of the same name. Go cop that.
Supergroup Run The Jewels, otherwise known separately as El-P and Killer Mike, drop a visual to the very ill “A Christmas F**king Miracle” just in time for the holidays. I wouldn’t advise putting this on during your family’s Christmas dinner though, unless everybody in attendance has an exceptional ear for lyricism and a good sense of humor.