What started off as a one off project that quickly evolved into a Grammy-nominated hip-hop super duo, Run The Jewels features the talents of Brooklyn rapper/producer El-P and Atlanta emcee Killer Mike. Atop hard-hitting beats and ominous production, the pair trade aggressive and often wryly comical rhymes, touching upon social issues, life and death, and a healthy dose of chest-thumping bragging.
Recorded primarily at Rick Rubin's Shangri-La Studios and the iconic Electric Lady Studios in NYC, RTJ4 represents two years of intensive writing, recording, distilling, and amplifying the most potent elements of their music. The result is a collection of wall-to-wall bangers illuminating the group's unique ability to straddle the worlds of pointed social commentary and raw, boisterous fun.
RTJ4 sports a line-up of all-star guests including Pharrell Williams, Mavis Staples, 2 Chainz, Zack de la Rocha, Josh Homme, DJ Premier, and Greg Nice.
Following their critically acclaimed, underground hit Run The Jewels (2013), they expanded their reach with 2014 crossover breakthrough Run The Jewels 2, which graduated the pair from genre secret to genuine chart presence. In 2017 the duo released RTJ3 which featured appearances by Joi, Trina, Boots, Danny Brown and the return of Zach de la Rocha, RTJ3 debuted in the Billboard Top 20 and topped both the Rap and Hip-Hop/R&B Charts.