Gabriel Szatan

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Review: Run The Jewels


“Another factor that characterises Run The Jewels is how Mike and El-P vibe off one another. At times it feels like witnessing two gassed kids trading bars in a smoked-out basement, the constantly ramping levels of ferocious agility punctured by infrequent hollers of glee as they steamroll through a white-hot session, rapping out of their skin. That unassailable dynamic only fractures by introduction of some less-than-stellar guest spots: Until The Ribbon Breaks’ hook is underdeveloped, Big Boi phones in an unusually clumsy verse and even Prince Paul’s sleazeball antics merely colour the track (read: turn blue). Make no mistake, this is the Jaime & Mike Show, a buddy comedy with no moral compass; a friendship so strong to lead one fan on Youtube to claim that it means more to him than any of his own personal relationships.”

Album Review: El-P and Killer Mike – Run The Jewels, published 01/08/13 on Beats Per Minute



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