Run The Jewels Soundtrack The Revolution With The Boisterous ’RTJ4’

Run The Jewels never predicted the future. They just spoke about what’s been going on all along. Where RTJ4 stands out is in its concision and clarity. Mike and El-P have always been blunt, slamming home their points over blustering beats provided by the maestro El-P and addressing the ills of modern society as often as they threaten to stomp out imposters. Here, though, there’s a new level of focus. They’re still plain-spoken and direct-to-the-point, but the hammer is accompanied now by a scalpel, cutting through to the heart of their truths and leaving the viscera on the table. Over the phone, the two seers explained how their music remains as potent as ever, the ways their bond evolved over the years, what it means to be an ally, and what’s next for the revolution, which is indeed being televised…

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