Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels - El-P - Killer Mike - 2013 Hip Hop - Gold Vinyl 180 Grm LP
El-P + Killer Mike - Run The Jewels
Label: Mass Appeal
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Repress, Gold Translucent
Pressed on translucent orange vinyl, although it was marketed as "gold".
Includes double sided 24"x12" folded insert, a download card and an iron-on patch.
Released: 01 Jun 2015
Originally Released: 2013
Genre: Hip Hop
A1 Run The Jewels
A2 Banana Clipper
A3 36" Chain
A5 Sea Legs
B1 Job Well Done
B2 No Come Down
B3 Get It
B4 Twin Hype Back
B5 A Christmas Fucking Miracle
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Producto Mart, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Producto Mart, Inc.
Licensed To – Mass Appeal
Published By – Definitive Jux Music
Published By – Aniyah's Music
Published By – The Royalty Network
Published By – Money Makes Me Dance
Published By – Polar Bears Toe Nails
Published By – Chrysalis Music
Published By – Chrysalis Music Ltd.
Published By – Eussicise Entertainment
Published By – Prinse Pawl Musick
Recorded At – Sneaky Studios
Recorded At – The Space Pit
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Lacquer Cut At – Sterling Sound
Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-87043
Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-87044
Artwork – Nicholas Gazin
Lacquer Cut By – RJ
Mastered By – Joe LaPorta, Ray Janos
Mixed By – Joey Raia
Mixed By [Assistance] – Mike Naz
Recorded By – El-P, Leon Kelly (2), Little Shalimar, Nick Hook
℗&© 2013 Productomart under exclusive license to Mass Appeal
1, 4, 5, 8: Definitive Jux Music (SESAC), Aniyah's Music / Royalty Network (ASCAP)
2: Definitive Jux Music (SESAC), Aniyah's Music / Royalty Network (ASCAP), Polar Bears Toe Nails / Chrysalis Music (BMI)
3, 7, 10: Definitive Jux Music (SESAC), Aniyah's Music / Royalty Network (ASCAP), Money Makes Me Dance (ASCAP)
6: Definitive Jux Music (SESAC), Aniyah's Music / Royalty Network (ASCAP), Chrysalis Music LTD (BMG), Money Makes Me Dance (ASCAP), Eussiecise Entertainment (ASCAP)
9: Definitive Jux Music (SESAC), Aniyah's Music / Royalty Network (ASCAP), Prince Pawl Musick (BMI), Money Makes Me Dance (ASCAP), Eussiecise Entertainment (ASCAP)
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode (Text): 8 12814 02008 8
Barcode (Scanned): 812814020088
Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, hand-etched): FGRLP006-A S-87043 RJ
Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, hand-etched): S-87044 FGRLP006-B RJ
Matrix / Runout (Runout both sides, stamped): STERLING
This album is absolutely brilliant, from the second the beat winds up on the opening title track to the stunning final pumps of the bass line on Christmas Miracle. With so many artists attempting to stay relevant by trying to create new sounds and cutting edge rhymes, EL and Mike seem to just laugh it off, and effortlessly continue to do what they do best; what they have always done their entire careers. Blistering beats. Dope rhymes. The absolute definition of hip hop music.
This will probably pass most people by much like last year's amazing R.A.P. Music from Killer Mike, but it shouldn't because it is just fantastic. This unlikely pairing of two wildly different artists from opposite ends of the hip hop spectrum makes for a bombastic, edgy, deeply accomplished combination. El-P's production a bass heavy, dark, intricate, sci-fi tinged funk assault; when the 808 kicks in on the title track it is truly spine tinglingly exciting stuff, simultaneously classic and starkly original.
Lyrically, I've been a fan of El-P since Company Flow; his misanthropic, dystopian imagery can be stark and difficult but is laced with wicked humour and delivered in his unique, groundbreaking style. I was late to the Killer Mike party, but there cannot be many more charismatic emcees; he is like the twisted offspring of a young Chuck D and classic Ice Cube, bombastic, intelligent, aggressive, funny...just love the guy. The pairing works so well, the two complimenting each perfectly.
After teaming up on killer mikes most excellent 2012 album R.A.P. music, produced and guested on by EL-P, the duo decided to team up again and have a crack at a full length album together.
To anyone who was a fan of ' R.A.P. music' or EL's 'cancer4cure' will find themselves in familiar territory with this record. Mikes trademark southeren drawl, laced with wit, hidden barbs and insight on top of EL's dystopian, hellish, futuristic beats. El raps a hell of a lot on this record too, taking the lead on many songs and doing a damn fine job of it. Arguably does some of the best vocals he's done on any of his previous records to date, while killer mike, the more accomplished rapper overall you would say, seems happier to notch it down a little and let his buddy hit the big lines. Big boi from outcast makes a guest appearance on the track 'banana clipper'. Its an aggresive, hard rap album. A synth, big beat driven nightmare. Not as tunefull as 'R.A.P.' music but just as expertly crafted by a duo who are the perfect for one another. Think of a post apocalyptic eric b and rakim.