Following up on the success of both of their respected albums last year, Killer Mike & El-P have teamed up for a collaboration known threateningly as “Run The Jewels”. Earlier in the month, the debuted a snipped of their track “Banana Clipper” through numerous outlets and got everyone hyped to hear more. Following up on the buzz built by the snippet, they have released a full single for the album which is every bit as awesome as you would expect after hearing their collaborations from their two previous releases. Sonically, the production is heavy and in the distinct style that El has carved out for himself in the past two decades as a solo artist and collaborator with numerous acts under the now defunct Definitive Jux label. Recently, a picture of Killer Mike, El-P and Big Boi of Outcast was posted which leads us to believe that there will be a track with all three of these rap heavyweights trading bars over some El-P production.
Here’s a video of the two collaborators turned friends hanging out.
The full album will be released on Fool’s Gold soon. There will be a slew of tour dates following the drop to support the album. Everyone’s favorite redheaded quasi-midget, Despot and ex-Das Racist rapper Kool A.D. will be along for the ride as well. Check the flyer for dates near you.
Take a listen to both “Banana Clipper” and “Get It” below.