Hear El-P and Killer Mike Return as Run the Jewels on Lacerating ‘Get It’
Free album due on Fool's Gold in June, U.S. tour follows
The pairing of Brooklyn indie-rap luminary El-P and Atlanta revolutionist Killer Mike proved to be one of the most fruitful endeavors of last year, with Mike’s El-P produced album R.A.P. Music clocking in as SPIN’s second best rap album of 2012. It was a career revitalization for two respected artists who had nonetheless fallen out of the spotlight. Thankfully, though, the duo are too smart to waste a great thing, and have formed a group called Run the Jewels that will release a yet-untitled free album in June before a U.S. tour in July and August.
First track “Get It” is a twerk anthem for a decaying society. Sped-up bass samples make up the chorus and melting bleeps serve as beats, while Mike and El-P strike poses as stick-up kids robbing fake rappers of cash and dignity. Get it below: