Run The Jewels 3 – [Run The Jewels]

One of the best duos in hip-hop is back with their highly anticipated 3rd LP, titled (to no surprise) Run The Jewels 3. Originally set for release in mid January, El-P and Killer Mike have given listeners a Christmas present with a surprise drop, and it’s a doozy. This album is their best yet: the tumultuous political and social climates of the past 2 years has presented the strongly political duo with a whole host of subject matter to tackle, and they do it masterfully. The production is better than ever, which is quite the accomplishment: El-P has been one of the strongest producers in hip-hop for over two decades, so for him to still be improving this far into his career is a major achievement. As with their prior records, there’s a diverse feature list – Danny Brown has a killer verse on standout “Hey Kids (Bumaye), and Kendrick Lamar-affiliated saxophone wizard Kamasi Washington features on “Thursday in the Danger Room”. The way that RTJ is able to make blazing political tracks that also completely bang never fails to impress, this is a must listen.

Listen to Run The Jewels 3 below and download it for free here.