run the jewels//run the jewels

by on July 22, 2013

Posted in: Album Review, Hip Hop, Music

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Artist: Run the Jewels

Album: Run the Jewels

Label: Fools Gold Records

Track List: 1. Run The Jewels//2. Banana Clipper feat. Big Boi//3. 36″ Chain//4. DDFH//5. Sea Legs//6. Job Well Done feat. Until The Ribbons Break//7. No Come Down//8. Get It//9. Twin Hype Back feat. Prince Paul as Chest Rockwell//10. A Christmas Fucking Miracle

Just felt like quickly posting about some of the music I’ve been listening to lately. New York City natives Run the Jewels’ new album “Run the Jewels” (I know, creative name) combines punk rock sounds with hip hop rhythms to accompany El-P and Killer Mike’s syncopated verses. It stands out as a unique rap album that introduces new beats and grungy lyrics that criticize the bourgeois music industry and call for a “revised” approach to making it big as a rapper. These guys also don’t fail to articulate their appreciation for the godfathers of older rap like Outkast. Run the Jewels’ duo make an incredible dynamic through give-and-go verses. Their album can also be purchased on the their website by donation starting at $1 which is pretty great. If you get a chance to check them out you should. Below is their music video for one of the songs, “36″ Chain.”  enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXy0Vzp9asg&list=RD02c_rwa4ZbKgA

 

pictures are from run the jewels’ website