El-P and Killer Mike are no strangers to collaborating with one another. The two worked together on the recently released ‘R.A.P. Music’ album, but it looks like they are ready to take their partnership to the next level.
The two artists have announced that they have started a new rap group dubbed ‘Run The Jewels.’ In a recent interview with Spin, El-P explained the origins of the name.
“It’s kind of a nod to our age. We’re dating ourselves with it but one of my favorite turns of that phrase was LL Cool J on “Cheesy Rat” from Mama Said Knock You Out where he says ‘Throw ya hands in the air, wave them like you just don’t care / Keep ‘em there, run the jewels.’ Basically it’s just some tough sounding shit that can mean a lot. It encapsulates what Mike and I bond over, the era we love.”
There’s no title for the group’s first album, but you can expect it to release on June 19th of this year.