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Run the Jewels pull the pin on their explosive new album – review

Run the Jewels pull the pin on their explosive new album – review

6/4/2020 12:26:00 AM

Run the Jewels pull the pin on their explosive new album – review

Killer Mike and El-P have long-since learnt how to turn their words into ammunition, but this is a distillation of all their anger and elation, hurt and love

The hip-hop duo has long-since learnt how to turn their words into ammunition. Their last album,Run the Jewels 3, was a potent mix of mockery and anti-authoritarianism that saw the elder statesmen make piñatas out of the ruling classes. It was their most explicit political statement to date, and their raps were incendiary, impassioned diatribes.

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continues in this vein onRun the Jewels 4’s hair-raising “ooh la la”: “F** the f***in’ law, ” he declares, his voice firm above the wail of sirens. “We is f***in’ raw.”They haven't always succeeded so well when it comes to public political statements. In 2018, Killer Mike was showered with opprobrium for defending gun ownership in an interview with the NRA ahead of the March for Our Lives event –

but this week made a tearful plea for peacein his hometown of Atlanta. On the record, though, rage and destruction feel justified in the wake of grievous injustice, even when the majority craves peace. “I will keep pushing for a better society,” Killer Mike wrote in a recent Instagram post. “But I refuse to not acknowledge the one I am stuck with.”

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