Artist: Run the Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) | Album: Run the Jewels | Released: 2013 | Genre: Hip-Hop, Rap | Country: USA | Duration: 00:33:01
Run the Jewels is the eponymously titled debut studio album by American hip hop duo Killer Mike and El-P, collectively known as Run the Jewels. The album was released on June 26, 2013, through Fool's Gold Records.
At Metacritic, the album received an average score of 86 out of 100, based on 25 reviews, which indicates "universal acclaim". Chris Coplan of Consequence of Sound gave the album four out of five stars, saying "Sure, Jay and Ye are probably friends, maybe even with secret, $100,000 matching bracelets that say вЂњBesties 4 LifeвЂќ. But, on record, their relationship felt mostly lopsided and uneven. Run the Jewels, on the other hand, is the very synthesis of El-P and MikeвЂ™s shared admiration and cohesive worldviews, an effort of the purest collaboration and mutual understanding. Now, let your heart fill with love and bang your damn head up and down." Maya Kalev of Fact gave the album four out of five stars, saying "Run the Jewels is savage and witty, rich in gritty truths and genuinely affecting wisdom. It may not be the best thing either artist has done, but fans of both will still find plenty to love." Philip Cosores of Paste gave the album an 8.6 out of 10, saying "ItвЂ™s powerful in both delivery and in effect, without being heavy-handed or sacrificing form. Both rappers take the opportunity to show their longtime supporters that they were right all these years, that they bet on the right horses. And to those bandwagoners jumping on just now, pretty sure you are welcome, too." Max Mertens of Now gave the album four out of five stars, saying "The frequent collaborators (El produced MikeвЂ™s 2012 album, R.A.P. Music) have made one of the best hip-hop records of 2013 and put it out for free. MikeвЂ™s aggressive Southern flow complements El-PвЂ™s poetically paranoid rhymes as the pair attack crooked politicians, fake rappers and religious hypocrites over dark, electronic-leaning production." Nate Patrin of Pitchfork Media gave the album an 8.5 out of 10, saying "Yeah, it's a fun album, and it's probably the most affable thing they've done so far together. But don't take that for a weakness. They don't yank chains-- they snatch them."
01. Run the Jewels
02. Banana Clipper (feat. Big Boi)
03. 36" Chain
05. Sea Legs
06. Job Well Done (feat. Until the Ribbon Breaks)
07. No Come Down
08. Get It
09. Twin Hype Back (feat. Prince Paul as Chest Rockwell)
10. A Christmas Fucking Miracle