My favorite new hip hop group of 2013, Run The Jewels has finally announced a release date for their upcoming Run The Jewels 2 album and as a tease, have released the first single off the album entitled Blockbuster Night Part 1… and I’m kind of losing my **** over it. With the same kind of gritty swagger that 36″ Chain had, this new track is all I needed to be certain that this next album could be even better than the original self-titled album (I try not to get my hopes up for sophomore albums but this track though!)
The new album is set to release on CD and vinyl October 28 via Mass Appeal (Nas‘ record label) and features all-star talent like Zach de la Rocha (Rage Against The Machine) and Travis Barker (Blink 182). Until then, El-P and Killer Mike will be performing at Mad Decent Block Party, FYF Fest, and Fun Fun Fun Fest (as well as releasing another single this year on Adult Swim’s Single Series).
Also, you know, speaking out against the injustice occurring across the country that is blatantly and disproportionately directed at young black men whereby the police take the authority to become judge, jury and executioner all at once….
Killer Mike cuts right to the core of the issue on Instagram:
We are human beings. We deserve to be buried by out children not the other way around. No matter how u felt about black people look at this Mother and look at this father and tell me as a human being how u cannot feel empathy for them. How can u not feel sympathy for their pain and loos. These are not “THOTS, niggas/niggers, hoes, Ballers, Divas. These two people are parents. They are humans that produced a child and loved that child and that child was slaughtered like Game and left face down as public spectacle while his blood drained down the street. Look at the pain of this mother, look into her eyes. Look at the Man behind her. Look at that father made helpless and hurt that he cud not defend his seed. Don’t debate. Don’t insert your agenda. Save me the bullshit Black On Black Crime speech and look at these to Noble creatures called humans and look at what govt sanctioned murder has done. It has robbed them of their humanity and replaced it with pain and shame, suffering and hurt. I don’t care if others rioted or why. I don’t care that ball players and Rappers are what they shud be. I care that we as humans care as much about one another more. I care we see past Class, race and culture and honor the humanity that unites our species. Stop talking and LOOK at these PEOPLE. LOOK at these HUMANS and stand with them against a system allows a Human PIG to slaughter their child. Forgive any typos love and respect u all.
When you’re given a shield and a gun, you are accept responsibility to uphold the law and if justice truly is blind, she shouldn’t see the difference between blue and black. Yet our jails are literally overflowing with black males commonly serving for petty crimes that most white criminals would never see jail-time for (especially drug possession).
Be smart, be safe. and congratulations to Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West for advancing in the little league world series! RTT is rooting for you boys.
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