El-P

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Debut Albums Since ‘Reasonable Doubt’

In honor of the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, we’re publishing a series of pieces looking at the rapper’s singular…
SPIN Staff / July 1, 2016

Musicians and Artists Mourn Prince’s Death on Twitter

Update: Sheila E. has issued a brief statement on Prince's death. My heart is broken. There are no words. I love you!
Anna Gaca / April 21, 2016

Let’s All Get Brunch at El-P’s New Bagel Shop

UPDATE: In our carb-fueled frenzy, we did not realize that Frankel's deli co-founder Alex Frankel is also one half of synth duo Holy Ghost! According to this tweet from the band's…
Anna Gaca / April 2, 2016

Run the Jewels Share Immersive Video for ‘Crown’ on ‘New York Times’ Virtual Reality App

Run the Jewels have shared an innovative new music video for their intensely serious Run the Jewels 2 cut "Crown." The visual is immersive and can only…
James Grebey / March 10, 2016

BOOTS Interviewed Run the Jewels’ El-P for Freewheeling ‘Talkhouse Music Podcast’

BOOTS, the increasingly less mysterious producer behind much of 2014's Beyoncé, was on tour with Run the Jewels this year, and he and El-P found time to…
James Grebey / October 14, 2015

Five Thoughts About ‘Meow the Jewels,’ Because How the Hell Would You Actually Review This?

cant wait to read the first serious review of meow the jewels by some poor bastard who thinks its a serious album. —…
James Grebey / September 29, 2015

Banksy Interviews Run the Jewels, All Other Interviews Null and Void

To promote Run the Jewels' upcoming performance at U.K. artist Banksy's theme park, "Dismaland," the "bemusement park" mastermind has interviewed El-P and Killer Mike for The Guardian. As…
Harley Brown / August 22, 2015

El-P Soundtracked End Credits to ‘Fantastic Four’

Shortly after the witching hour last night, Fantastic Four director Josh Trank announced on Twitter that El-P scored the end credits for the highly anticipated superhero…
Harley Brown / July 11, 2015

El-P Criticizes DJ Duo NERVO for Allegedly Copying RTJ Gesture

Killer Mike said it best: "You can run the jewels, or lose your fingers." The gun and fist hand gesture is an instantly recognizable emblem of…
James Grebey / June 11, 2015

Sun Kil Moon Shares Stream of New Album and an Interview He Did With El-P

Cantankerous folk rock act Sun Kil Moon's new album Universal Themes drops tomorrow, but Mark Kozelek is streaming the entire thing a day early on his website.
James Grebey / June 1, 2015

Run the Jewels Just Released the Most Powerful Music Video of the Year

Killer Mike and El-P have been very outspoken about police brutality and race relations in public and in their work, especially since the events in Ferguson,…
James Grebey / March 26, 2015

Run the Jewels Assaulted While Performing at South By Southwest

As far as bad ideas to have at a concert go, attempting to beat up Killer Mike has to be one of the worst ones.
James Grebey / March 17, 2015

The 10 Best Answers From Run the Jewels’ Reddit AMA

Run the Jewel's Killer Mike and El-P took to Reddit Monday afternoon for an Ask Me Anything, and hilariously attempted to answer fans' questions. "We…
James Grebey / November 3, 2014

Review: Run the Jewels’ Incendiary ‘Run the Jewels 2′

In a decidedly low-key year for rabble-rousing rap, long-cranky stalwarts El-P and Killer Mike return as the incendiary duo Run the Jewels just in time…
Dan Weiss / October 28, 2014

‘Run the Jewels 2′ Is Out, Repeat, ‘Run the Jewels 2′ Is Out

Isn't it just like Run the Jewels to drop one of the year's most anticipated albums after midnight on a Thursday? With an unsanctioned leak…
Andrew Unterberger / October 24, 2014

The ‘Meow the Jewels’ Trailer Is Here and It’s Pawsome

Meow the Jewels — a Run the Jewels 2 remix project using nothing but cat sounds — may seem like a catnip-inspired fever dream, but the project has reached…
James Grebey / October 16, 2014

Run the Jewels Agree to Make an Album Out of Cat Noises and Donate the Money

Run the Jewels have teasing us with streams of "Oh My Darling Don't Cry" and "Blockbuster Night Part 1," but Killer Mike and El-P are thining…
Colin Stutz / September 17, 2014

Q&A: Run the Jewels on the Tragedy in Ferguson and Racist Idiots

It's been a hectic week for Run the Jewels. In the span of a few days, the duo of Killer Mike and El-P played a…
Dan Reilly / August 22, 2014

Run the Jewels Preview Second Album ‘RJT2′ With ‘Blockbuster Night Part 1′

Killer Mike has been busy sharing his thoughts on the tragdy in Ferguson, Missouri with op-eds and a CNN appearance, but behind the scenes he…
Dan Reilly / August 21, 2014

SPIN Singles Mix: 10 Baddygirls, Smalltown Boys, and Auto-Tuned Stoics

Welcome to SPIN's inaugural Singles Mix! Every Friday SPIN's staff writers will pick their favorite, must-hear tracks from the week for your weekend playlists. From…
SPIN Staff / May 16, 2014
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