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Published on May 12th, 2020 | by MuzikScribe

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Run The Jewels Share Details of RTJ4

Run The Jewels, the lauded duo of El-P and Killer Mike, have shared the long-awaited details of their feverishly anticipated new album, Run The Jewels 4. Set for a June 5 release via Jewel Runners / BMG, this eleven song, 40 minute powerhouse is their most ferocious and focused effort to date, and sports a lineup of all-star guests including Pharrell Williams, Mavis Staples, 2 Chainz, Zack de la Rocha, Josh Homme, DJ Premier, and Greg Nice. Recorded primarily at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La Studios and the iconic Electric Lady Studios in NYC, RTJ4 represents two years of intensive writing, recording, distilling, and amplifying the most potent elements of their music. The result is a collection of wall-to-wall bangers illuminating the group’s unique ability to straddle the worlds of pointed social commentary and raw, boisterous fun.

RUN THE JEWELS 4 OUT JUNE 5, INCLUDES FEATURES FROM PHARRELL WILLIAMS, MAVIS STAPLES, 2 CHAINZ, ZACK DE LA ROCHA, AND MORE

PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM: https://lnk.to/rtj4-preorder

Run The Jewels 4 album art by Timothy Saccenti, lettering by Nick Gazin

The new album is preceded by two singles, both of which arrived to rapturous reception. The first, “yankee and the brave (ep.4),” dropped during an impromptu Instagram Live session the duo held as shelter in place orders were starting to take hold. Days later, the second single “ooh la la (feat. DJ Premier & Greg Nice)” made a surprise debut in the season finale of the hit Netflix series Ozark, and became the #5 most Shazam’d song in the country. This was soon followed by the song’s glorious new music video, directed by Brian & Vanessa Beletic, which quickly shot to the #7 trending position on YouTube, surpassing 1.5 million views in its first week, and brilliantly setting the stage for the arrival of RTJ4.

The time between albums has been a very busy one for the duo, including scoring their first gold-certified record for “Legend Has It” from RTJ3; receiving their first Grammy nomination for the song “Chase Me,” a collaboration with Danger Mouse for the hit film Baby Driver; embarking on a full US arena tour with Lorde; contributing an exclusive song for the Marvel blockbuster Venom; and landing a major sync in a global Cadillac ad, which premiered during the 2020 Academy Awards. Additionally, Killer Mike debuted his acclaimed Netflix show, Trigger Warning with Killer Mike, continued his advocacy for Bernie Sanders, and lent his political muscle to the successful election of Atlanta’s first female black mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms. He’ll also be making his Hollywood debut in a soon to be announced feature film. Meanwhile, his partner in rhyme and RTJ producer El-P stayed busy in the studio making the music for RTJ4, contributing a song to the soundtrack for the Oscar-winning film Roma, scoring the feature film Capone starring Tom Hardy (which makes its digital debut today), and began a major reissue campaign for his celebrated solo recording catalog. He also made a surprise cameo in the new season of Mr. Robot with Remi Malek.

In addition to new music, Run the Jewels will be launching the group’s much-anticipated cannabis line, a collaboration with the founder of the legendary Cookies strain. The group are also set to join Rage Against The Machine for their massive world tour, which just last week was rescheduled for 2021 as a result of the Covid-19 epidemic, and is already sold out. New tour dates below.

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “OOH LA LA (FEAT. GREG NICE & DJ PREMIER)”

LISTEN TO “YANKEE & THE BRAVE (EP. 4)”

https://rtj.ffm.to/yankeeandthebrave.oyd

Run The Jewels by Timothy Saccenti

RUN THE JEWELS 4 TRACK LISTING

1. yankee and the brave (ep. 4)

2. ooh la la (feat. Greg Nice & DJ Premier)

3. out of site (feat. 2 Chainz)

4. holy calamafuck

5. goonies vs. E.T.

6. walking in the snow

7. JU$T (feat. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha)

8. never look back

9. the ground below

10. pulling the pin (feat. Mavis Staples & Josh Homme)

11. a few words for the firing squad (radiation)

2021 TOUR DATES WITH RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

June 3 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center

June 5 – Las Cruces NM – Pan American Center

June 7 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena

June 8 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena

June 11 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena

June 12 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena

June 15 – Portland, OR – Moda Center

June 17 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome

June 19 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum at the PNE

June 21 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place

June 23 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome

June 25 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place

July 2 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center

July 3 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center

July 5 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center

July 7 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center

July 9 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center

July 10 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre

July 12 – Chicago, IL – United Center

July 13 – Chicago, IL – United Center

July 16 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Bluesfest

July 20 – Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre

July 22 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena

July 23 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena

July 26 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesar’s Arena

July 27 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesar’s Arena

July 29 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center

August 6 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

August 7 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

August 9 – New York, NY- Madison Square Garden

August 10 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

August 12 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

August 14 – Washington DC – Capitola One Arena

August 15 – Washington DC – Capital One Arena

August 17 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena

August 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena

August 20 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

 

FOR MORE INFO

http://www.runthejewels.net/

http://www.runthejewels.beer

https://www.facebook.com/therealrunthejewels

https://twitter.com/runjewels

https://www.youtube.com/user/RunTheJewels



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