It isn’t often that I feature hip hop on the blog because I’m not generally a big fan of it but a new release that has hit the scene is Run The Jewels’ latest drop Blockbuster Night Pt.1. The duo comprised of New York rapper El-P and his Georgia-born friend Killer Mike also announced their upcoming album RTJ2, which will be released for free on October 28th. RTJ2 is said to see guest performances from Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and Rage Against The Machine singer Zack de la Rocha.
Their debut self-titled album was released last year and was also free for download following the success of debut single Get It. Blockbuster Night Pt.1 is the first clue as to what the rest of the second album holds and it promises to be another fierce snarling beast of a record.
A thumping bass and shivering electronic crashes make up the backing with a futuristic theme. The two rappers take turns to deliver fast-paced brutal verses that will no doubt get fans excited for the rest of the album. Electronic wobbles and a steady flow keep the track powering along a short burst which ends on the note “But I ain’t here for durations, I’m just taking vacations and tell ‘em f*ck ‘em, I never loved ‘em and salutations”. Although I’m not a fan of hip hop, I can certainly appreciate their rhythm and style.
El-P has jokingly stated that “We can make no promises about the safety of any animals involved in the creation of this record” while Killer Mike claims that it is the greatest rap collaboration since their first album. Have a listen to Blockbuster below and decide for yourself!