Run The Jewels

Saturday 10:10–11:00 Green Stage

Run The Jewels

Saturday 10:10–11:00 Green Stage

EL-P + KILLER MIKE = RUN THE JEWELS

El-P and Killer Mike, two of the most distinctive and celebrated names in rap, might have seemed like an unlikely pairing on paper, but the duo subverted and pulverized all expectations with their critically lauded Run The Jewels collaborative LP in 2013. Tapping into the creative synergy they’d discovered in 2012 on Mike’s R.A.P. Music album (produced by El-P) and El’s Cancer 4 Cure album (featuring Mike), Run The Jewels cemented their musical alliance with a set of uncompromisingly raw, forward thinking hip-hop, garnering limitless critical accolades including the likes of Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, XXL, SPIN, New York Times, and many more. This super dynamic released their next offering, Run The Jewels 2, in 2014 via Mass Appeal which debuted at No. 50 on the US Billboard 200 and sold 12,000 copies in the first week.