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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This week's countdown is below, and you can listen to a playlist of all our 5 Best Songs on Spotify. More »
Tags: Music, Sorry, Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, Squid, The 5 Best Songs Of The Week, Braids, El-p, Dua Lipa


Run The Jewels – “Ooh LA LA” (Feat. DJ Premier & Greg Nice)

At one point Run The Jewels promised RTJ4 would be out before Coachella. Thanks to coronavirus, Coachella is postponed, and the rest of the music industry is in chaos. Chaos, though, is RTJ's natural element, so it's good that they're rolling this shit out. More »
Tags: Music, Coachella, Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, El-p, DJ Premier, Gang Starr, Greg Nice, Nice & Smooth


Run The Jewels – “The Yankee And The Brave”

Yesterday, Run The Jewels offered up a preview of their new album on Instagram, and today they've released a whole new song. It's called "The Yankee And The Brave." … More »
Tags: Music, Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, El-p


Run The Jewels Preview RTJ4 On Instagram

Although Run The Jewels do show up on the occasional Danny Brown song or superhero movie soundtrack, it's been over three years since RTJ3 came out. Last month, though, El-P announced that RTJ4 was finished. And today, he's taken to Instagram to preview a track from the album. More »
Tags: Video, Music, Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, El-p, Danny Brown


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



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