RUN THE JEWELS LIVE AT TERMINAL 5
Last night (2/26/17) marked night two of four for Run The Jewels live at Terminal 5 in New York City. And yes, four nights- the originally planned three nights were all sold out so they’ve added a fourth (3/1/17) and by the time you read this it will most likely be sold out but you can try to grab a ticket here!
The Hip-Hop duo comprised of Killer Mike and El-P took the stage to a thunderous crowd and couldn’t help but smile and show appreciation to the love NYC was giving them. This meant a lot to RTJ, and especially for Brooklyn native El-P.
Running off the success of their first two free albums Run The Jewels and Run The Jewels 2, RTJ released their third and their most powerful record Run The Jewels 3 last Christmas Eve.
Being that Killer Mike is a well known political activist, RTJ 3 is a politically charged gem of an album that hits hard but still plenty of fun. That formula is the key to their success and rise to popularity, their ability to talk about the things going on in the world but still enjoy life as Killer Mike says “I don’t want to be walking around feeling angry” and discusses more in detail in a 2015 New Republic article.
As a site dedicated to uniting the world through music, we especially appreciate someone like Killer Mike who can be extremely vocal about a topic like police brutality but have a better understanding of it than most having a father who is a police officer.
RTJ is an important group especially in the Hip-Hop genre where surprisingly few artists use their opportunity to be heard as a platform to discuss issues that surround our world. What better way to send a message to thousands of people than encoding it within music?
RTJ’s music is a great soundtrack for the the next few years reminding us that challenges will be met, but we can never forget to have some fun in life.