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RTJ4 (Explicit)

Run The Jewels, El-P, & Killer Mike

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In 2013, rapper El-P - the representative of independent New York rap (with Company Flow, then going solo and creating the label Definitive Jux) – joined up with Killer Mike, a solid street rapper from Atlanta who made a name for himself on OutKast’s debut album. Seven years and three albums later under the name Run The Jewels, the duo has not only become inseparable (and almost exclusive) but also an essential group on the contemporary rap scene. 


On RTJ4, the two forty-somethings continue to carry the torch for a noisy and rebellious rap inherited from Public Enemy. While the influence of the Bomb Squad, which was tangible even from their first productions in the mid-90s, is more present than ever, El-P stirs up his own sonic revolution and sets fire to all kinds of things by sampling the post-punk group Gang Of Four (the ground below), distinguishing himself over dancehall riddims (holy calamafuck, co-produced by Dave Sitek from TV On The Radio), recording Native American saxophonist Cochemea (a few words for the firing squad (radiation)) and bringing together big names as diverse as Pharrell Williams, Zack de La Rocha, Josh Homme, Mavis Staples and DJ Premier. 


Articulate and never overly wordy, the two rappers complement each other impressively in their timbres, their flows and their writing. El-P has retained from the golden age of indie rap a taste and talent for double entendres and witty punchlines, and Killer Mike, who in the civilian world has become one of the leading voices on the American left, alongside Bernie Sanders, manages the feat of putting social commentary back at the heart of rap. Being released in the midst of the public uprising in the United States following the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police, RTJ4 is like a real-time and inevitably icy autopsy of Trump's America. © Damien Besançon/Qobuz

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1
yankee and the brave (ep. 4) Explicit
00:02:26

Michael Render, Composer - Joe LaPorta, Engineer - Jaime Meline, Composer - EL-P, Vocals, MainArtist - Joey Raia, Engineer - Killer Mike, Vocals, MainArtist - Nick Hook, Engineer - Torbitt Schwartz, Composer, Producer - Run The Jewels, MainArtist - Leon Kelly, Engineer - Wilder Schwartz, Composer - Trackstar The DJ, Scratching - Gary Purohit, Engineer - Wilder Schrwartz, Producer

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2
ooh la la (feat. Greg Nice & DJ Premier) Explicit
00:03:01

Greg Mays, Composer, Performance - Michael Render, Composer, Vocals - Christopher Martin, Composer, Performance - Joe LaPorta, Engineer - Keith Elam, Composer, Performance - DJ Premier, FeaturedArtist - Jaime Meline, Composer, Vocals - EL-P, MainArtist - Joey Raia, Engineer - Killer Mike, MainArtist - Greg Nice, FeaturedArtist - Nick Hook, Engineer - Torbitt Schwartz, Composer, Producer - Daryl Barnes, Composer, Performance - Run The Jewels, MainArtist - Leon Kelly, Engineer - Wilder Schwartz, Composer, Producer - Carl Bespolka, Engineer

© 2020 Jewel Runners LLC under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ℗ 2020 Jewel Runners LLC under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

3
out of sight (feat. 2 Chainz) Explicit
00:03:21

Michael Render, Composer - Leon Sylvers, Composer - Joe LaPorta, Engineer - Jaime Meline, Composer - EL-P, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist - Joey Raia, Engineer - Killer Mike, Vocals, MainArtist - Mat Lejeune, Engineer - 2 Chainz, FeaturedArtist - Nick Hook, Engineer - Little Shalimar, Producer - Torbitt Schwartz, Composer - Run The Jewels, MainArtist - Taylor Jackson, Engineer - Leon Kelly, Engineer - Wilder Zoby, Producer - Jonathan Lackey, Engineer - Wilder Schwartz, Composer - Dylan Neustadter, Engineer - Trackstar The DJ, Scratching - Carl Bespolka, Engineer - Kaushlesh "Garry" Purohit, Engineer - Tausheed Epps, Composer

© 2020 Jewel Runners LLC under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ℗ 2020 Jewel Runners LLC under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

4
holy calamafuck Explicit
00:03:58

Michael Render, Composer - Joe LaPorta, Engineer - Cutty Ranks, Instruments - Boots, Producer - Jaime Meline, Composer - EL-P, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist - Joey Raia, Engineer - Killer Mike, Vocals, MainArtist - Dave Sitek, Composer, Producer - Philip Thomas, Composer - Mat Lejeune, Engineer - Nick Hook, Engineer - Little Shalimar, Producer - Torbitt Schwartz, Composer - Run The Jewels, MainArtist - Wilder Zoby Schwartz, Composer - Taylor Jackson, Engineer - Leon Kelly, Engineer - Jordan Asher Cruz, Composer - Jason Cruz, Composer - Wilder Zoby, Producer - Jonathan Lackey, Engineer - Wilder Schwartz, Composer - Dylan Neustadter, Engineer - Trackstar The DJ, Scratching - Carl Bespolka, Engineer - Kaushlesh "Garry" Purohit, Engineer - Theron "Uptown AP" Thomas, Additional Vocals - Z-Kicks, Instruments

© 2020 Jewel Runners LLC under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ℗ 2020 Jewel Runners LLC under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

5
goonies vs. E.T. Explicit
00:03:03

Michael Render, Composer - Joe LaPorta, Engineer - Stuart Bogie, Saxophone - Jaime Meline, Composer - EL-P, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist - Joey Raia, Engineer - Killer Mike, Vocals, MainArtist - Mat Lejeune, Engineer - Nick Hook, Engineer - Little Shalimar, Producer - Torbitt Schwartz, Composer - Cutmaster Swiff, Scratching - Run The Jewels, MainArtist - Taylor Jackson, Engineer - Leon Kelly, Engineer - Wilder Zoby, Producer - Jonathan Lackey, Engineer - Wilder Schwartz, Composer - Dylan Neustadter, Engineer - Carl Bespolka, Engineer - Kaushlesh "Garry" Purohit, Engineer

© 2020 Jewel Runners LLC under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ℗ 2020 Jewel Runners LLC under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

6
walking in the snow Explicit
00:03:55

Michael Render, Composer - Lola Mitchell, Composer - Joe LaPorta, Engineer - Jaime Meline, Composer - EL-P, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist - Joey Raia, Engineer - Killer Mike, Vocals, MainArtist - Gangsta Boo, Instruments - Mat Lejeune, Engineer - Nick Hook, Engineer - Little Shalimar, Producer - Torbitt Schwartz, Composer - Run The Jewels, MainArtist - Taylor Jackson, Engineer - Leon Kelly, Engineer - Wilder Zoby, Producer - Jonathan Lackey, Engineer - Wilder Schwartz, Composer - Dylan Neustadter, Engineer - Carl Bespolka, Engineer - Kaushlesh "Garry" Purohit, Engineer

© 2020 Jewel Runners LLC under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ℗ 2020 Jewel Runners LLC under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

7
JU$T (feat. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha) Explicit
00:03:25

Zack De La Rocha, Composer, FeaturedArtist - Michael Render, Composer - Pharrell Williams, Composer, FeaturedArtist - Joe LaPorta, Engineer - Jaime Meline, Composer - EL-P, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist - Joey Raia, Engineer - Killer Mike, Vocals, MainArtist - Mat Lejeune, Engineer - Nick Hook, Engineer - Nicholas Ryan Gant, Additional Vocals - Little Shalimar, Producer - Torbitt Schwartz, Composer - Run The Jewels, MainArtist - Taylor Jackson, Engineer - Leon Kelly, Engineer - Wilder Zoby, Producer - Jonathan Lackey, Engineer - Wilder Schwartz, Composer - Dylan Neustadter, Engineer - Carl Bespolka, Engineer - Kaushlesh "Garry" Purohit, Engineer

© 2020 Jewel Runners LLC under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ℗ 2020 Jewel Runners LLC under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

8
never look back Explicit
00:02:57

Michael Render, Composer - Joe LaPorta, Engineer - Jaime Meline, Composer - EL-P, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist - Joey Raia, Engineer - Killer Mike, Vocals, MainArtist - Mat Lejeune, Engineer - Mr. MFN eXquire, Instruments - Nick Hook, Engineer - Little Shalimar, Producer - Torbitt Schwartz, Composer - Run The Jewels, MainArtist - Wilder Zoby Schwartz, Composer - Taylor Jackson, Engineer - Leon Kelly, Engineer - Wilder Zoby, Producer - Jonathan Lackey, Engineer - Wilder Schwartz, Composer - Dylan Neustadter, Engineer - Trackstar The DJ, Scratching - Hugh Anthony Allison, Composer - Carl Bespolka, Engineer - Kaushlesh "Garry" Purohit, Engineer

© 2020 Jewel Runners LLC under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ℗ 2020 Jewel Runners LLC under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

9
the ground below Explicit
00:02:32

Michael Render, Composer - Joe LaPorta, Engineer - Jaime Meline, Composer - EL-P, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist - Joey Raia, Engineer - Killer Mike, Vocals, MainArtist - Hugo Burnham, Composer - Mat Lejeune, Engineer - Andrew Gill, Composer - David Geoffrey Allen, Composer - Jonathan King, Composer - Nick Hook, Engineer - Little Shalimar, Producer - Torbitt Schwartz, Composer - Run The Jewels, MainArtist - Wilder Zoby Schwartz, Composer - Taylor Jackson, Engineer - Leon Kelly, Engineer - Wilder Zoby, Producer - Jonathan Lackey, Engineer - Wilder Schwartz, Composer - Dylan Neustadter, Engineer - Trackstar The DJ, Scratching - Carl Bespolka, Engineer - Kaushlesh "Garry" Purohit, Engineer

© 2020 Jewel Runners LLC under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ℗ 2020 Jewel Runners LLC under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

10
pulling the pin (feat. Mavis Staples & Josh Homme) Explicit
00:03:37

Michael Render, Composer - Josh Homme, Composer, Producer, FeaturedArtist - Joe LaPorta, Engineer - Mavis Staples, FeaturedArtist - Boots, Producer - Jaime Meline, Composer - EL-P, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist - Joey Raia, Engineer - Killer Mike, Vocals, MainArtist - Mat Lejeune, Engineer - Nick Hook, Engineer - Little Shalimar, Producer - Torbitt Schwartz, Composer - Run The Jewels, MainArtist - Taylor Jackson, Engineer - Leon Kelly, Engineer - Jordan Asher Cruz, Composer - Jason Cruz, Composer - Wilder Zoby, Producer - Jonathan Lackey, Engineer - Wilder Schwartz, Composer - Dylan Neustadter, Engineer - Carl Bespolka, Engineer - Kaushlesh "Garry" Purohit, Engineer

© 2020 Jewel Runners LLC under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ℗ 2020 Jewel Runners LLC under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

11
a few words for the firing squad (radiation) Explicit
00:06:42

Michael Render, Composer - Matt Sweeney, Composer, Producer, Guitar, Additional Vocals - Joe LaPorta, Engineer - Dana Lyn, Violin - Jaime Meline, Composer - EL-P, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist - Joey Raia, Engineer - Killer Mike, Vocals, MainArtist - Mat Lejeune, Engineer - Nick Hook, Engineer - Little Shalimar, Producer - Torbitt Schwartz, Composer - A$AP Ferg, Additional Vocals - Jeremy Wilms, String Arranger - Cochemea Gastelum, Saxophone - Danton Boller, Bass - Run The Jewels, MainArtist - Wilder Zoby Schwartz, Composer - Taylor Jackson, Engineer - Leon Kelly, Engineer - Wilder Zoby, Producer - Jonathan Lackey, Engineer - Wilder Schwartz, Composer - Dylan Neustadter, Engineer - Carl Bespolka, Engineer - Kaushlesh "Garry" Purohit, Engineer

© 2020 Jewel Runners LLC under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ℗ 2020 Jewel Runners LLC under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

Album Description

In 2013, rapper El-P - the representative of independent New York rap (with Company Flow, then going solo and creating the label Definitive Jux) – joined up with Killer Mike, a solid street rapper from Atlanta who made a name for himself on OutKast’s debut album. Seven years and three albums later under the name Run The Jewels, the duo has not only become inseparable (and almost exclusive) but also an essential group on the contemporary rap scene. 


On RTJ4, the two forty-somethings continue to carry the torch for a noisy and rebellious rap inherited from Public Enemy. While the influence of the Bomb Squad, which was tangible even from their first productions in the mid-90s, is more present than ever, El-P stirs up his own sonic revolution and sets fire to all kinds of things by sampling the post-punk group Gang Of Four (the ground below), distinguishing himself over dancehall riddims (holy calamafuck, co-produced by Dave Sitek from TV On The Radio), recording Native American saxophonist Cochemea (a few words for the firing squad (radiation)) and bringing together big names as diverse as Pharrell Williams, Zack de La Rocha, Josh Homme, Mavis Staples and DJ Premier. 


Articulate and never overly wordy, the two rappers complement each other impressively in their timbres, their flows and their writing. El-P has retained from the golden age of indie rap a taste and talent for double entendres and witty punchlines, and Killer Mike, who in the civilian world has become one of the leading voices on the American left, alongside Bernie Sanders, manages the feat of putting social commentary back at the heart of rap. Being released in the midst of the public uprising in the United States following the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police, RTJ4 is like a real-time and inevitably icy autopsy of Trump's America. © Damien Besançon/Qobuz

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