Loads of us have been eagerly awaiting the release of Run The Jewels new album, RTJ4, and the duo—El-P and Killer Mike—just surprise-dropped the eleven-track two days ahead of the previously-scheduled June 5th release date. Out now on all digital providers via Jewel Runners / RBC Records / BMG, it’s time for #musicheads to get their stream on. RTJ also posted a list of organizations that are fighting for justice, change, and equity in America, including their longtime allies the National Lawyers Guild which, amongst other things, provides legal representation for lawful protesters. The full list is here: runthejewels.com/pages/donate.

Commenting on the early release, the guys shared, “Fuck it, why wait? The world is infested with bullshit so here’s something raw to listen to while you deal with it all. We hope it brings you some joy. Stay safe and hopeful out there and thank you for giving 2 friends the chance to be heard and do what they love.

With sincere love and gratitude,
Jaime and Mike.”

The duo continues to mass-popularize its heavily socio-political messages via mind-blowingly addictive tunes and collaborations and, as evidenced by the recent single and video, “Ooh LA LA,” a heap of guests musicians also await. From Pharrell Williams, Mavis Staples, and 2 Chainz to Zack de la Rocha, Josh Homme, DJ Premier, and Greg Nice, RTJ4 boasts an all-star cast.

RTJ4 was mainly recorded at both Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La Studios and NYC’s Electric Lady Studios. In other news, the band is also set to unveil their own cannabis line, a collaboration with the founder of the legendary Cookies strain. Previously announced tour dates with Rage Against The Machine have been rescheduled for summer 2021.

Run The Jewels 4 Track Listing:

1. yankee and the brave (ep. 4)
2. ooh la la (feat. Greg Nice & DJ Premier)
3. out of site (feat. 2 Chainz)
4. holy calamafuck
5. goonies vs. E.T.
6. walking in the snow
7. JU$T (feat. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha)
8. never look back
9. the ground below
10. pulling the pin (feat. Mavis Staples & Josh Homme)
11. a few words for the firing squad (radiation)

Artwork for ‘Run The Jewels 4’ by Run The Jewels

2021 Tour Dates with Rage Against The Machine:

June 3 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
June 5 – Las Cruces NM – Pan American Center
June 7 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
June 8 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
June 11 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
June 12 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
June 15 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
June 17 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
June 19 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum at the PNE
June 21 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
June 23 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
June 25 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
July 2 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
July 3 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
July 5 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
July 7 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
July 9 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
July 10 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
July 12 – Chicago, IL – United Center
July 13 – Chicago, IL – United Center
July 16 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Bluesfest
July 20 – Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
July 22 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
July 23 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
July 26 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesar’s Arena
July 27 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesar’s Arena
July 29 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
August 6 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
August 7 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
August 9 – New York, NY– Madison Square Garden
August 10 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
August 12 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
August 14 – Washington DC – Capitola One Arena
August 15 – Washington DC – Capital One Arena
August 17 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
August 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
August 20 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

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