El-P, aka El Producto, is one of hip-hop’s most obstinate and adventurous pioneers, combining a lo-fi old-school aesthetic with a progressive rock musician’s inclination to push boundaries. He has never succumbed to the demands of corporate rap, instead choosing to pursue his own decidedly non-commercial direction. In the mid-’90s, he developed a strong reputation with the groundbreaking trio Company Flow, a band whose achievements include El-P-produced LP Funcrusher Plus on Rawkus Records, a label considered by many one of the best for intelligent hip-hop. Over the group’s auspicious stint together, he proved he was himself capable of intense lyricism as well as sonic production so powerful it could stand on its own. In the latter part of the ’90s, El-P was also a collaborator with Blackalicious, Mos Def, and Dilated Peoples.

RUN THE JEWELS ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR, SHARE RTJ2 ALBUM ART & TRACKLIST

Run the Jewels Announce Tour, Share Artwork

On the heels of a Summer festival run and headlining dates, Run The Jewels, the hip hop dream team of El-P and Killer Mike, have announced an extensive headlining tour with Ratking and Despot in support of their massively anticipated:

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RUN THE JEWELS ANNOUNCE SOPHOMORE ALBUM RTJ2, SHARE FIRST SINGLE "BLOCKBUSTER NIGHT PART 1"ALBUM DROPPING VIA MASS APPEAL RECORDS ON OCTOBER 28TH

Run The Jewels Announce New Album

Run The Jewels, the c duo of El-P and Killer Mike, two of the most distinctive and celebrated names in rap, have announced their sophomore album RTJ2 is set to drop on October 28. Newly signed to Mass Appeal Records, the album will be released in,

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Run The Jewels live review from The Biltmore Cabaret

Run The Jewels: Live At The Biltmore

Run The Jewels set. El-p’s singular kinetic flow, harnessed in his years in the New York underground combined with Killer Mike’s tightly controlled Atlantan drawl is a match made in heaven. Neither emcee presented an attitude of superiority but remained gratefully engaged with a crowd that ate up every second of it.

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Fat Mike and EL-P tour Run The Jewels

EL-P And Killer Mike Announce Summer Tour

As a gesture of appreciation, El and Mike will release the self-titled Run The Jewels LP for free with tastemaking Brooklyn label Fool’s Gold this June, a partnership amongst innovators that feels totally appropriate

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Review Of El-P – Cure For Cancer

When I asked my friend and prominent Vancouver rapper, Pigsty what he thought about El-P, he summed up him up in one word, “unfuckwithable”.

El-P has come back swinging with his first new record in five years, Cancer4Cure, which has no doubt allowed him to keep his reputation of untouchability.

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