It’s been over two years since the hip-hop supergroup Run the Jewels shook up the rap game with the release of their sophomore album Run the Jewels 2. Since dropping their hilarious cat-centric remix project Meow the Jewels last year, Atlanta-based rapper Killer Mike and New York City-based rapper-producer hybrid El-P have been quietly plotting their next attack on the rap scene.
The explosive duo is finally set to make their long-awaited return with their newly announced third studio album Run the Jewels 3. The forthcoming record will feature the likes of Danny Brown, Kamasi Washington, TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Trina, and more.
To build up hype for the third installment of their collaborative trilogy, Run the Jewels has also dropped the new thunderous single “Legend Has It”. The track features production from El-P alongside frequent collaborators Little Shalimar and Wilder Zoby. Killer Mike and El-P trade verses over the triumphant beat, talking about dropping acid, smoking marijuana, and having a “unicorn horn for a cock”. The cover art for the new single was created by the frequent RTJ collaborator and renowned artist Timothy Saccenti.
Run the Jewels 3:
01 Down [ft. Joi Gilliam]
02 Talk to Me
03 Legend Has It
04 Call Ticketron
05 Hey Kids (Bumaye) [ft. Danny Brown]
06 Stay Gold
07 Don’t Get Captured
08 Thieves! (Screamed the Ghost) [ft. Tunde Adebimpe]
09 2100 [ft. Boots]
10 Panther Like a Panther (Miracle Mix) [ft. Trina]
11 Everybody Stay Calm
12 Oh Mama
13 Thursday in the Danger Room [ft. Kamasi Washington]
The new record is set to drop in North America on January 13, and will see an international release on January 20. The self-released album will also be available as a free download upon the physical release date, ensuring that no one is left behind when the Run the Jewels hype train comes roaring into the station early next year.