How does this writer know that Run the Jewels is a true cultural phenomenon, a group with genuine staying power? Well, for one, they can go from dishing out romantic advice to young girls one week to releasing the video for “Lie, Cheat, Steal” the very next, and none of that seems out of place whatsoever.
In the latest clip from last year’s award-winning Run the Jewels 2, the duo of El-P and Killer Mike keep it simple but scary, performing in a seedy alley with the aid of a few editing tricks and some extra trippy animation. Strip away all the demonic faces and swirls of psychedelic colors, and you’re still left with the pair’s endless charisma and red-hot, fiery intensity. Watch it below.
In the next two weeks, RTJ will rob a bank and then read bedtime stories to hungry orphans, so be on the lookout.