The fourth Run the Jewels full-length, RTJ4, is the hardcore rap duo’s first since Donald Trump’s inauguration. Not at all by coincidence, it’s also the most sociopolitically outspoken album they’ve released to date. On their third, released at the end of 2016, rapper-activist Killer Mike and rapper-producer El-P let poignant, sober lyrics about war, religion, […]
Also, Walter Payton College Prep was named the nation’s top public high school in a new set of rankings.
Killer Mike and El-P up the ante on their self-released third album as Run the Jewels, tapping into floor-rumbling old-school Miami bass fundamentals—albeit a strain that pushes the tradition into the present—and laying out classic, rhythmically agile, hectoring flows. Both MCs convey steamroller energy, infusing every track with a ferocity that draws juice from our […]
Hillary Clinton won Chicago’s black wards; Bernie Sanders dominated in the city’s Latino wards.
In an interview with Chicago producer A-Villa, Killer Mike recalls: “When I got there in the studio with El, I felt like Snoop the day he found Dre.”
The festival ends with triumphant set from the hometown hero, featuring a surprise R. Kelly cameo and an ocean of mud.
Gossip Wolf: People-watching at Pitchfork, new material from Pezband, and a farewell to Cross Record.
Our photo recap of the Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
Tree’s soul-trap sermon, Killer Mike’s contagious smile, Lil B’s netherworldly bass, R. Kelly’s inflatable white doves, and more beats than you can shake a stick at
Hip-hop fans, this is the day for you. Oh and also there’s this rumor R. Kelly is playing.
Sunday: What bands are on our Pitchfork fest itineraries?
Sunday: Previews and live coverage of every band at Pitchfork
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Wednesday, May 1.
Soundboard picks from the next three days include several flavors of metal and whatever David Byrne & St. Vincent’s collaboration is
Yellowman, MC Zulu, Chief Keef happenings, and more