Run The Jewels Have Started A Movement That Transcends Music

November 11, 2014 5:50 PM

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Even before Run the Jewels released the first single off their sophomore album, "Blockbuster Night Part 1," fans knew they were due for another dose of El-P's staggering supernova beats. They knew that El-P (Jaime Meline) and Killer Mike's (Michael Render) fire and brimstone lyrics would send all of its targets sputtering at the knees. What they didn't expect to find in the midst of all the carnage were tears, remorse and love. Tears for the victims of the malignant orders of which the duo seeks to disrobe and undo. Remorse for the choices that were forced and came at the expense of the compassionate castaways. Love for those who need it the most.

Bearing an insignia nearly identical to its predecessor, the once unassailable zombified hands have been been wrapped in bandages on the cover of "RTJ2," blood spilling from the dressing's weakest crevices. When attacking establishments, wounds are often an inadvertent result. But by making themselv...

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