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New Run The Jewels video: Don’t Get Captured

Video: Run The Jewels – “Don’t Get Captured”

Run The Jewels – Don't Get Captured (Official Music Video From RTJ3)

Claymation El-P and Killer Mike sock it to the capitalist skeleton Man in the latest video from RTJ3. I’m hoping this ride is coming soon to Disney World. I’d totally use a Fast Pass on that!

Good day from the house of the haunted
Get a job, get a house, get a coffin
Don’t stray from the path, remain where you at
That maximizes our profit

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New Danger Mouse video: Chase Me ft. Run the Jewels and Big Boi

Video: Danger Mouse – “Chase Me” (ft. Run the Jewels and Big Boi)

Chase Me – Danger Mouse ft. Run The Jewels & Big Boi (Baby Driver Official Video)

From the Baby Driver soundtrack, out now on 30th Century/Columbia.

Danger Mouse samples the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s 1994 classic “Bellbottoms.” Annoying that there’s not a higher resolution video on YouTube, but that’s 90s music for you. It exists in the ephemeral pre-digital ether where people taped “120 Minutes” on VCRs; it all eventually gets upped to the internet but it looks and sounds like crap. Oh well. Orange is still a great album and I’m happy I bought it on vinyl back in the day (and that it survived my great vinyl purge of 2005.

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New Run the Jewels video: Legend Has It

Video: Run The Jewels – “Legend Has It”

Run The Jewels – Legend Has It (Official Music Video From RTJ3)

RT&J really is the new PB&J. Tastes great and good for you, too. The song’s not saying much other than how murderous they are (on the mic, of course), but the video’s an unsubtle critique of the rigged justice system. Not breaking much new ground but Killer Mike and El-P make it all seem fresh and exciting. National treasures, I’m telling you.

Run the Jewels: web, @KillerMike, @therealelp.

Listen to Frontier Justice 2/19/17

The Thousand Points Of Light Memorial Waterfall lies dry at the center of the Super 7 Mega Mall food court tetrahedron, and everybody’s got an opinion as to why. Hair triggers, we have them. In this new reality of hot takes and burning questions, it’s fun to clamber onto a roof and shout “BELL BOTTOMS” over and over into the night sky. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion strut their way outta “Frontier Justice” in its college radio days and into this new consciousness, the latest FJ delivery system being Spotify. And speaking of that new consciousness, on this set JSBX drops into the void between Danny Brown‘s stuttering, claustrophobic “Ain’t It Funny” on one side and Lady Gaga‘s “Diamond Heart” on the other. Young, wild Americans, both.

Spotify: Frontier Justice 2/19/17 (35 songs, 2 hr 3 min)

At the top of the set, Norway’s Sigrid makes her debut with “Don’t Kill My Vibe” and M.I.A. returns with the typically martial “P.O.W.A.” Minor Threat and Agent Orange remind us that the establishment was riling up the youth in the early moments of the Me Decade, Patti Smith remains royalty, and “Said It Already” is new, incisive and grooving from young Londoner Ama Lou. Elsewhere, Tommy Genesis oozes volatility and effortless after-hours club cool on “Art,” and Dai Burger wants to be your class president. Did you know Michelle Branch is back? Hopeless Romantic is her first full-length in 13 years; it was written and co-produced with Patrick Carney of the Black Keys, and sounds like it. Angel Olsen released one of 2016’s best records in My Woman — The engrossing, cinematic “Sister” is a highlight — and digging deep into the Spotify Sound Vaults reveals classic material in a new light: Elvis Presley brings both vulnerability and bluesy swing to an alternate take of “Heartbreak Hotel,” and The Supremes are full of funky soul on “Bad Weather,” the 1973 nugget produced and written by Stevie Wonder.

There’s some Ratt along the way, because after all, what goes around comes around (and they’ll tell you why), L.A. Witch is back with cool new stuff for Suicide Squeeze, RTJ remind us to stay hungry and pissed, and Eminem is no less than unhinged on “No Favors,” one of the many standouts on Big Sean‘s terrific new record I Decided.

Making playlists isn’t protest. It’s not political action. But it can be a soundtrack for both dancing and dissent, and do its best to uphold the art of discourse, which in these polarizing times is increasingly under attack. And if you want to completely check out, there’s always room on Goat‘s delightfully weird magic carpet. Here, “Try My Robe.”

JTL

You can also try an Apple Music playlist. Let me know if this works. -ed.

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Killer Mike and El-P find out if NPR has rhythm

Video: Run the Jewels – Tiny Desk Concert

Run The Jewels: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

This is so great. I love these guys. They exude the righteous joy performers feel when they know they’re doing something awesome. RTJ can be fun and playful and serious and cutting all within the same verse. I wonder if Mike and El realize how much we need them right now and how perfect they are for this moment in time.

Songs performed:
“Talk To Me”
“Legend Has It”
“A Report To The Shareholders”

New DJ Shadow video featuring Run The Jewels

YouTube: DJ Shadow feat. Run The Jewels – “Nobody Speak”

DJ Shadow feat. Run The Jewels – Nobody Speak (Official Video)

This is awesome. The video is so well acted. I don’t know if they give best acting awards for music videos but Igor Tsyshkevych and Ian Bailey deserve some serious recognition for their performance here. Truly amazing.

And what a brilliant idea to hook up Run the Jewels with DJ Shadow for a collaboration. The guitar break is super dope and proves what a brilliant crate digger DJ Shadow continues to be after all these years. It samples “Ol’ Man River” as performed by Italian singer Caterina Valente with the Heinz Kiesling Orchestra off a 1968 record that looks like something you’d find at Goodwill. It’s the type of album I would’ve picked up on a lark in the 90s to see how awful her cover of “We Can Work It Out” was. I would’ve been pleasantly surprised. But that’s the genius of DJ Shadow.

You’ve gotta love Run the Jewels. El-P has the best lines in this one. “Picture this / I’m a bag of dicks / Put me to your lips.” I mean, come on. How can you not love that? Later he boasts, “Claim your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest.” Better watch out, Peter Thiel might fund a lawsuit to put you all out of business.

Until then, I’ll be listening to this on repeat through November. Remember everybody: register to vote. Don’t boo. Vote.

From The Mountain Will Fall, out now on Mass Appeal Records.

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