‘Supergroup’ is an overused term nowadays. So let’s avoid it and just say that Killer Mike and El-P, who make up Run The Jewels, brought extremely impressive resumes to the table when they formed RTJ in 2013.
EL-P, who hails from Brooklyn has produced monster indie-rap releases including Company Flow, Cannibal Ox’s Cold Vein and three solo releases, amassing a stellar discography. Killer Mike hails from the Atlanta scene and has created his own imposing catalogue in addition to dropping huge verses on tracks for Outkast and Jay-Z.
Run The Jewels is getting set to release their highly anticipated second album RTJ2 on October 27th.
Enter Zack de la Rocha.
RTJ have now released “Close Your Eyes (and Count to Fuck)”, the third track off their new LP. The track features a monster verse and looped sample from Rage Against the Machine’s Zack de la Rocha. Enjoy below.
(Main image: Tiffany Komon)
yes it really is happening. #RTJ2