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Run the Jewels’ New Album is “Done”

Killer Mike and El-P are ready to rock again!
Tags: News, Jazz, Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, El-p

Bone Crusher Never Scared for Throwback Thursday

Once again, we have arrived at Thursday and it’s been a long and hectic week. Like always, I had the chance to listen to a good amount of music. For my Throwback Thursday, we’re going back to the year 2003. We’re going to stay in the south for this classic. The summer of 2003 produced a lot of great club music and this particular track is probably at the top of lists. He put out his crazy anthem, Never Scared and it featured Killer Mike and T.I. Never Scared was such a crazy record that he had...
Tags: Hip Hop, Jazz, Killer Mike, Throwback Thursday, T.i, Blog Hops & memes, Bone Crusher, Never Scared, Jadakiss Never Scared

We need music to be political, not just entertaining

Music has long played an essential role in the political fabric of cultures. Some fans want musicians to "shut up and sing," as if artists were not also citizens. Protest songs have been an important aspect of the Arts for centuries. When the Dixie Chicks criticized the Bush administration for planning to launch a war in Iraq nine days before the president did so in 2003, the Dallas-based band was ostracized, forced to play for smaller audiences for years afterward. Of course, today those that...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Florida, Politics, Taylor Swift, Activism, Putin, Democracy, Iraq, India, Pete Seeger, America, Los Angeles, Iran, Kanye West, Innovation

Danny Brown – “3 Tearz” (Feat. Run The Jewels) Video

Late last year, rap instigator Danny Brown released his excellent uknowhatimsayin¿ LP. The album didn't include a whole lot of guest-rappers. There's really only one all-star throwdown, but that one is pretty special. On "3 Tearz," Brown teams up with his old comrades in the firebreathing duo Run The Jewels, and … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, El-p, Danny Brown, Colin Read, Tearz Brown

David Farber's Playlist for His Book "Crack"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. David Farber's Crack is a thoroughly researched and engaging history of the crack epidemic through a wide lens. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "This thoughtful, well-researc...
Tags: Music, America, Reagan, Nas, David, Queens, Manchester, South America, Bronx, Killer Mike, Harmony, Biggie, Compton, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview, UGK

Chance The Rapper, Meek Mill, & Killer Mike File Legal Brief In Supreme Court Case On Rap Lyrics

Jamal Knox is currently embroiled in Jamal Knox v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a Supreme Court case revolving around "terroristic threats" in his rap lyrics, according to the New York Times. In 2014, when the rapper was 19, he was sentenced to 2-6 years in prison. Prosecutors alleged his lyrics were specifically … More »
Tags: Music, News, Supreme Court, Pennsylvania, New York Times, Killer Mike, Chance The Rapper, Commonwealth, Meek Mill, Jamal Knox

Big Boi Drops Two News Songs: ‘Doin It” x “Return of the Dope Boi”

With Sleepy Brown, Killer Mike, and Backbone.
Tags: Jazz, Killer Mike, Songs, Big Boi, Sleepy Brown, Dungeon Family

Big Boi – “Doin’ It” (Feat. Sleepy Brown) & “Return Of The Dope Boi” (Feat. Killer Mike & Backbone)

Big Boi is performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show this Sunday alongside Maroon 5 and Travis Scott. I haven't noticed the Outkast alum facing the level of scrutiny that caused Maroon 5 to cancel their press conference and Scott to seek Colin Kaepernick's blessing (unsuccessfully). Maybe it's because -- despite … More »
Tags: Music, Colin Kaepernick, Killer Mike, Big Boi, Travis Scott, Mike, Scott, BOI, Sleepy Brown, OutKast, Backbone

New Music: Big Boi “Doin’ It” Feat. Sleepy Brown + “Return of the Dope Boi” Feat. Killer Mike & Backbone

OutKast’s debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik turns 25 this year, but Big Boi is still going strong. Ahead of his Super Bowl LIII halftime performance in his hometown of Atlanta this Sunday (Feb. 3), Daddy Fat Sax returns with a double dose of new music featuring his Dungeon Family relatives. “Doin’ It” finds him teaming up with Sleepy Brown for a smooth, spacey collaboration, while “Return of the Dope Boi” serves up something for the streets with assistance from Killer Mike and Back...
Tags: Atlanta, Jazz, Npr, Killer Mike, Big Boi, New Music, Mike, Sleepy Brown, OutKast, LA Reid, Hitco, Dope Boi

Watch Killer Mike Talk Hells Angels, Bernie Sanders, & RTJ4 On Seth Meyers

Killer Mike stays busy. Mike was an Atlanta rap legend long before he joined up with El-P, formed Run The Jewels, and found a surprising level of middle-aged rap stardom. And when Run The Jewels aren't busy, Mike is still finding ways to get out into the world. Recently, Mike's Netflix series Trigger … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Atlanta, Netflix, Seth Meyers, Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, Bernie Sanders, Mike, Trigger warning, Watch Killer Mike Talk Hells Angels

Watch Killer Mike Talk Trigger Warning, Starting His Own Religion, & Why Atlanta Is Wakanda On Colbert

Killer Mike -- Atlanta rap eminence, Run The Jewels ringer, and occasional haver of terrible opinions -- has a new Netflix show called Trigger Warning. The idea of this show, as Mike himself says, is to showcase "the most absurd thoughts and arguments I've had in my life, and to see if they're … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Stephen Colbert, Atlanta, Netflix, Colbert, Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, Mike, Trigger warning, Killer Mike Atlanta

David Byrne Curates a Playlist of Great Protest Songs Written Over the Past 60 Years: Stream Them Online

When you hear the words “protest song,” what do you see? Is it a folkie like Bob Dylan or Joan Baez delivering songs about injustice? Is it an earnest young thing with a guitar? Is it trapped in 1960s amber, while time has moved on to more ambiguity, more nihilism, more solipsism? British writers--and may we add amateur folksingers--Jonathan Luxmoore and Christine Ellis made this lament over two years ago in the pages of The Guardian, in an opinion piece entitled, “Not talkin' bout a revolution...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Iraq, America, James Brown, Bob Dylan, Associated Press, Killer Mike, Janelle Monae, David Byrne, Jeremy Corbyn, Joan Baez, Bakersfield, Facebook Twitter, Monáe

Watch the Trailer for Killer Mike’s Netflix Show ‘Trigger Warning’

Killer Mike isn’t one to hold his tongue, especially when it comes to important issues like politics and race. So it’s no surprise that Netflix have given the Run The Jewels rapper his own show called Trigger Warning, which pulls no punches as its tackles today’s tricky, if not toxic, social climate. “Trigger Warning is about examining cultural taboos and giving viewers the space to examine the ‘what ifs’ and ‘why nots’ that limit how some people move and operate in the world,” explains Mike...
Tags: Television, Netflix, Jazz, Killer Mike, Mike

Watch The Trailer For Killer Mike’s New Netflix Show Trigger Warning

In recent years, Killer Mike has emerged as a major voice on social and political issues, occasionally delivering controversial opinions as a talking head on shows like AM Joy, The Real, Real Time With Bill Maher, and The Tavis Smiley Show. And now, he's getting … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Killer Mike, Bill Maher, Tavis Smiley

Jermaine Dupri Celebrate 25 Years of So So Def

If you’re from Georgia, you know that a lot of great music coming from the peach state. If you follow hip hop, you probably associate Outkast as being the GOATs in the A. Later on, guys like Ludacris, T.I., Jeezy, Pastor Troy and Killer Mike took reins. After that, guys like Future, Gucci Mane, Waka Flacka Flame and 2 Chainz. The newer generation has the likes of Young Thug, Migos, Future, Lil Yachty, 21 Savage and Cyhi the Prynce. What many people don’t know is that Jermaine Dupri put Atlanta...
Tags: Music, Events, Atlanta, Georgia, Jazz, Killer Mike, Jay, Chris Kelly, OutKast, AJC, Jermaine Dupri, Kris Kross, Jermaine, Mack Daddy, Mariah Carey Janet Jackson, Jermain Dupri

Run The Jewels – “Let’s Go (The Royal We)”

There's a new Run The Jewels song, "Let's Go (The Royal We)," featured in the post-credits stinger of the new Tom Hardy-starring superhero movie Venom. But that new song is actually based on a piece of music that El-P wrote for another big movie, as the rapper and producer revealed during an interview … More »
Tags: Music, Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, Tom Hardy, El-p

Bette Midler Apologizes for Tweeting “Women Are the N-Word of the World”

Bette Midler has apologized for a controversial tweet that sparked outrage on the social media platform last week.In a brazen attempt to call out male patriarchy in response to Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearings, the actress wrote on Twitter: “Women are the n-word of the world.”It didn’t take long for Midler to realize her mistake either, because just a few hours later, returned with an apology, saying that she was quoting John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Woman Is The N***** Of The World”...
Tags: Celebs, Senate, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Pop Culture, Jazz, Killer Mike, Bette Midler, Black, Midler, Yoko, Kavanaugh, Zora Neale Hurston, Offensive, Hocus Pocus, Brett Kavanaugh

Bun B – “Myself” (Feat. Run The Jewels)

10 or 15 years ago, if someone would've told me that there would've been a Bun B solo album with an El-P guest verse, I might've had a heart attack. But that's where we are. Different strains of underground rap converge all the time. And Bun B, the Texan rap originator, plays host to Run … More »
Tags: Music, Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, El-p, Bun B

Killer Mike & Big Boi Assist Tom Morello on “Rabbit’s Revenge”

Off Morello's The Atlas Underground, out 10/12.
Tags: Jazz, Killer Mike, Songs, Big Boi, Tom Morello, Morello

New EP: Bobby Sessions ‘RVLTN (Chapter 1): The Divided States of AmeriKKKa’

The name Bobby Sessions may not ring the loudest bell, at least outside of his native Texas, but his music speaks volumes. The Dallas rapper proved exactly why Def Jam signed him earlier this year with the one-two punch of “Like Me” and “Pick a Side,” which tackle systemic racism and police brutality with Ice Cube-like ferocity (and striking visuals that DMX would be proud of). Today, Bobby pours more fuel onto the fire that burns deep in his belly with the release of his new EP, RVLTN (Chap...
Tags: Texas, Jazz, Dallas, Jesus, Killer Mike, New Music, Def Jam, Bobby, DMX, Bobby Sessions

Killer Mike & 2 Chainz – “Black Power. White Powder.”

Netflix premiered the first season of Rapture, an eight-part documentary series following the lives of notable rappers and producers like Nas, T.I., 2 Chainz, Logic, Just Blaze, Rapsody, G-Eazy, Dave East, and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, back in March. And today, Def Jam and Mass Appeal Records have teamed up with Netflix to release … More »
Tags: Music, Nas, Netflix, Killer Mike, 2 Chainz, MAss Appeal Records

This Years' Record Store Day Was The Best Day Ever

With the music industry continues to change, Record Store Day offers an opportunity and experience which can be embraced by industry enthusiasts across the board, here we check in with a variety of music business players on their experience with Record Store Day, 2018 edition. __________________________ Guest post by Meredith Nadeau of The Orchard's The Daily Rind In an industry that is constantly evolving, Record Store Day provides an experience that music fans of old, new and in...
Tags: Music, Noah, Guest Post, Sirius Xm, Killer Mike, Seattle, Music Business, Live & Touring, Indie Labels, Johnny Cash, Matt, Folsom Prison, Kevin Cole, Mark Cunningham, Tower Records, KEXP

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