“Run the Jewels” is the new name for the assault rifle rap duo of El-P and Killer Mike. El was saying last night on Twitter how he watched Killer Mike freestyle an entire record. So you can probably assume that this was freestyled. You can also assume that almost everything they say is gospel, considering they are two men who vehemently reject the gospel. After all, Mike does really move with elegance. Have you seen his dance moves on-stage? He is like a young Andres “Big Cat” Galarraga out there.
I don’t normally post track snippets because they are track snippets. I’m making an exception for “Banana Clippers” because it’s harder than trying to figure out how a frozen banana stand can burn down. Fire and ice. In my mind, I am going to interpret this as a response to the release of “Accidental Racist.” Not a response song per se, but as something to clean our ear drums out with dirt.