After collaborating on El-P’s Cancer 4 Cure last year and El-P’s production work on Killer Mike’s R.A.P album, the two have joined forces again and become Run The Jewels. They are set to release a free mixtape within the coming months and for the first time, they have released a full song so that we can get a little taster of what’s to come. They are also touring North America together in support of the new project and will be joined by Despot and Kool Aid.
Get It is three minutes of fast, trippy hip hop that sees the two artists swap lines to an electronic bounce that evolves into a real earworm. The growls and squirts of the backing compliment the speedy delivery and it has an overwhelming, aggressive mystery to it. When the chorus falls into place with the glitchy “g-g-g-g-g-get it”, it turns into the perfect rave track.
It continues to snarl and rage its way through and has been described as “monstrous”. It is a pretty big monster of a track and is a great example of the music that is produced when these two get together. It isn’t a million miles from what we’ve heard from them before and is probably reflective of what is to come.
After the success of both rappers’ last albums, Run The Jewels looks set to be a hip hop dream team. Distinctive, fresh and oh so dark, Get It is just the first of many more in the same vein to come.