The enigmatic duo of El-P and Killer Mike, that is Run the Jewels, have just given us the early Christmas gift we need to turn up and mean-mug through all that saccharine holiday cheer: a brand new motherfucking song and a release date for the hotly anticipated RJT3 project.
The follow-up to 2014’s earth-shattering RTJ2 will be released out into the world on January 13th, coinciding with the American physical release set. The international physical release set will follow a week later on January 20th. Not exciting enough for you? How about this, the album promises a whole bevvy of features including Danny Brown, Kamasi Washington, Tune Adebimpe (from TV on the Radio), Trina, Boots and more.
Three songs – “Talk to Me”, “Panther Like a Panther (I’m the Shit)” and “2100” – which have already been released will appear on the album, right along this monstrous track, the freshly released “Legend Has It”. Producers Little Shalimar and Wilder Zoby have crafted a commanding backdrop for the two powerhouse emcees, making for a track that is likely to completely wreck any live crowd. Listen and get the full tracklist for RTJ3 below.
01 Down [ft. Joi Gilliam]
02 Talk to Me
03 Legend Has It
04 Call Ticketron
05 Hey Kids (Bumaye) [ft. Danny Brown]
06 Stay Gold
07 Don’t Get Captured
08 Thieves! (Screamed the Ghost) [ft. Tunde Adebimpe]
09 2100 [ft. Boots]
10 Panther Like a Panther (Miracle Mix) [ft. Trina]
11 Everybody Stay Calm
12 Oh Mama
13 Thursday in the Danger Room [ft. Kamasi Washington]
14 Report to the Shareholders/Kill Your Masters