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Run the Jewels      

Progressive Hip-Hop Duo Formed by El-P and Killer Mike

Run the Jewels represent the union of two independent music icons joining forces to create something completely new & Inspiring in contemporary music and culture. Launching their journey in 2013 with the free release of their first album, Run the Jewels, the duo have gone on to release two subsequent albums to international success, including Album of the Year honors from Pitchfork for RTJ2. Their albums have been downloaded for free over one million times, sold over 500k units, with their most recent offering, RTJ3, debuting at #1 on Billboard's Hip hop/R&B, Rap, Indie and Physical charts, immediately becoming one of the most-critically acclaimed albums of the year.

In 2012, El-P produced Killer Mike's critically acclaimed album R.A.P. Music. Later that year, Killer Mike appeared on the track "Tougher Colder Killer" from El-P's Cancer 4 Cure. The following year they officially formed the duo "Run the Jewels", with an album under Fool's Gold Records announced for later in the year. They released their self-titled first album titled Run the Jewels, as a free digital download.[2] The duo announced they would begin recording the highly anticipated sequel to their debut in February 2014, after a series of Australian live dates as part of St Jerome's Laneway Festival

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