Hip Hop Legends El-P (Brooklyn NY) & Killer Mike (Atlanta GA) make up the modern hip hop group Run The Jewels. But (which many fans don’t know) is both artists have decades of experience and work with several respected artists in collaboration with impressive discographies, features, and production credits. Both at times had major label influence, at times independent, or owning their own labels.
They are quintessentially what my show represents; a splatter of the physical geographic & cultural hip hop map over the decades. Importantly they represent overall independent hustle minded individuals that refuse to be boxed in a category despite content, geography, or cultural constriction.
Now with 3 acclaimed albums together, they are performing sold out shows, stadiums, festivals, with Grammy nominations, Academy Award invitations, etc. it is a true Paid Dues story of 2 unlikely members of hip hop culture coming together.
Either Killer Mike as an MC or El-P as an MC/producer appears on all tracks on this show.
Track list is chronological upon release date. TONS of material and full songs couldn’t be squeezed into this hour so many songs are snippets with verses missing. Research it!