El-P and Killer Mike are set to release a second instalment of 'Run The Jewels' next year.
Released as a free download, 'Run The Jewels' could well be the year's finest hip hop album. Combining the talents of El-P and Killer Mike, the tape was a superb distillation of exactly why both are so passionately needed by Stateside hip hop.
Since then, the duo have played a handful of North American shows, with 'Run The Jewels' set to make it's British debut later this month. At the weekend, El-P decided to put fans out of their misery by signalling the release of a sequel:
RTJ2 2014.— el-p (@therealelp) November 2, 2013
Speaking to Clash earlier this year, Killer Mike joked that he wanted to reach the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame (twice) after releasing the sequel. "Absolutely. We’re a real rap group. I wanna make the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame twice – once as a solo artist, and as a member of a group."
Musing on 'Run The Jewels', their own careers and their contemporaries you can catch up on that El-P x Killer Mike feature HERE.
Run The Jewels will play the following show:
26 London Brixton Academy