Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on August 14, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

Run the Jewels at Outside Lands 2014 (more by Samantha Saturday)
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FADER and vitaminwater's #uncapped series in NYC continues with another show on August 19 at SIR Stage 37 (508 West 37th St) featuring R&B crooner Jeremih and Killer Mike and El-P's no-bullshit rap project, Run the Jewels, plus a DJ set by DJ Envy. It's free but you have to RSVP to get in. RTJ have a few other dates coming up, including FYF Fest and FFF Fest. All of their dates are listed below.

Run the Jewels spoke about their upcoming sophomore album, Run the Jewels 2, in a new interview with XXL, where they talked about two guests they'll have on it, Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack De La Rocha and blink-182 drummer Travis Barker:

El-P: Well we can share what's already out now. We got Zack De La Rocha from Rage Against The Machine. My boy Travis Barker is on the album as well. Me and Mike are on the album, we're on every song. [Laughs] It's a dope record. The fact of the matter is it's the El-P and Mike show. The record really doesn't have a lot of features on it. There are some friends that pop up here and there but it's not a big feature record.

Killer Mike: We didn't plot to go find Zack De La Rocha and Travis Barker. We were at the studio smoking a joint and El and Zack saw each other grabbing a sandwich. Him and El was there and I was with Travis smoking weed. This record is very organic. One thing, when we made Run The Jewels, we never wanted to get--you can't make a better collab record than DJ Khaled, so if you ain't Khaled don't go fucking around with all the features, just do what you do to the best of your ability. And that's what Run The Jewels is. When you buy a Run The Jewels album, you're buying a Run The Jewels album.

Jeremih is also planning a new album, which Buzzfeed just did an interesting article on, discussing how he bridges the gap between indie-approved R&B and the more radio-ready stuff. You can hear his "indie" side on his recenty-released EP with Shlohmo, and for the radio stuff, check out his new single with Omarion, "Show Me," below.

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Jeremih x Omarion - "Show Me"

Run the Jewels -- 2014 Tour Dates
8/14 Starlite Room Edmonton, AB
8/16-17 MusicFestNW Portland, OR
8/19 SIR Stage 37 (FADER x vitaminwater) w/ Jeremih
8/22 Fiddler's Green Amphiteatre Greenwood, Village, CO w/ Outkast
8/23-24 FYF Fest Los Angeles, CA
11/7-11/9 Fun Fun Fun Fest Austin, TX

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Comments (19)

gimme rtj, r.a.p. music and cancer 4 cure and i'm good for a decade

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 1:24 PM

The first RTJ record is the best hip-hop record in long, long time. High hopes for #2.

Posted by fuckboys | August 14, 2014 1:37 PM

Zach de la douche bag sucks

Posted by Brian Cruz | August 14, 2014 1:38 PM

Killer Mike & El-P are great but wonder how poorly managed this event is going to be?

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 1:50 PM

EL-P, one of the best contemporary NY born creatives

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 1:51 PM

meh, rap music for white hipsters.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 2:03 PM

run the jewels is rap music for people who love rap music.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 2:27 PM

This 'free but RSVP' shit is for the birds. Fuck that shit, I learned at House of Vans, go buy your email addresses elsewhere.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 2:43 PM

203 listens to kanye west and thinks he's great.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 2:49 PM

2:03 is 100% correct. this is rap music for people who read pitchfork.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 2:55 PM

Indeed! That RTJ album pretty much slayed anything in its path. SO super excited for thsi new one.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 2:57 PM

2:03. Right. Because, um, Killer Mile is ... er, white? Sister, have you ever listend to El-, or anything on his label Def-Jux for that mater, as well as anything Mike has released? Most importantly, did you listen to the first RTJ album? Fuck you talkin''bout, bitch?!

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 2:59 PM

@2:55 the funny thing was Company Flow where the original darlings of that demographic. Remember when Matador tried to start releasing rap records. lol

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 3:00 PM

2:03 lol, at the whities getting mad. bwahahah....def jux? did ya'all used to wear your backpacks to fat beats?

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 3:05 PM

Funny that Kanye would come up at all, his albums are garbage, which is a shame for a guy who produced some great songs in his career.

Run the Jewels is great.

Posted by kanyesucks | August 14, 2014 3:11 PM

Zack De La Rocha? Travis barker? El-P? WTF year is it, 1998?

This shit is for middle aged white guys, straight up.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 3:19 PM

Go listen to Blu & Exile and call it a day. All this silly white-boy rap, fuck that nerd Atmosphere too - is corny as shit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 3:41 PM

How about you go listen to some Xenakis and kiss the fuck off.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 7:43 PM

Hmmm. I look to my left, and think, there's a link to Gawker. Maybe I should browse that site for inspiration regarding what music I listen to?

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 7:44 PM

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