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Jul 7, 2013A collaboration of producer/rapper El-P and rapper Killer Mike is likely the best hip hop album of the year. The flow between the two in most every track (esp. Run the Jewels and Get It) is so fast and clever that you'll be picking up new lines upon multiple listens. No real tracks to skip, and El-P is such a strong producer giving the tracks themselves small nuances requiring a strong speaker system. Blows away anything the other popular Hip Hop tag team is spitting out these days.… Expand
Jul 4, 2013Although this project isn't quite as strong as either of their solo albums in 2012 (Cancer 4 Cure; R.A.P. Music), it does show how well these two work together. Since this 33 minute album is free, there's no point in not getting it. So if you have the time, download this and be amazed by El-P's insane production and abstract lyricism, as well as Killer Mike's in your face, NWA-esque rapping. Oh, and BIG BOI.… Expand
Oct 8, 2013Album of the year material. Nuff said actually when they've earlier proven their great projects together, as seen on last years "R.A.P. Music". I love this, more, give us more of this. A duo that actually stands-out and fight each other with hungry verses, something the mainstream scene is missing out. An album like "Watch The Throne" just ended up boring at the end of the day, with too much "I'm giving you this, look I'm at the top just bragging about the dough I've got, *non competitive* with this poppy ass hook" and less "I'm going out with this raw verses, I'm the best, try and get me". See and learn, Killer Mike and El-P got this, their chemistry between each other is better than the most, that is what matter at the end.
"Run The Jewels" is a fantastic record!… Expand
Aug 23, 2013It's definitely a good album with good raps and subject matter, but the problem as always with Killer Mike and El-P is that they tend to just make good verses over good beats with no "it" factor that separates it from just two guys spitting over a beat. While definitely a good album, it has next to no replay value and I can't really see myself coming back to this one.