Remember when Booker T and Goldust were a tag team? El-P and Killer Mike are back with Run the Jewels 2. With El-P’s killer production and Killer Mike’s fiery bars, this combo just keeps coming correct. “Jeopardy” and “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry” show off El-P’s sonic assault tendencies and they even brought in Travis Barker for added psychosis on “All Due Respect”. Killer Mike gets murderous throughout the album ripping apart hot button topics like the NFL’s domestic violence issues, Donald Sterling and even selling drugs to pregnant women. These tracks are the perfect antidote to the softer side of rap that has taking over a lot of the airwaves. This album might scare you and that seems to be exactly what they were going for. It’s big and gritty and at times terrifying – so lock your door and turn this up as loud as you can.
- pressed on 180-gram TEAL vinyl
- gatefold cover with hand-drawn poster
- free stickers for the kids!!!
- music label: Mass Appeal 2014
reviewed by boumtje-boumtje 102814
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