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Soundtracking the Resistance - Temperament of a Leader

Trump vs. Obamacare, Trump vs. Bob Corker, Trump vs. Rex Tillerson, Eminem vs. Trump

Oct 13, 2017

After a week off, we return to look at Trump's regular outbursts, his threats to end aid to U.S. citizens, and efforts to weaken healthcare for the most vulnerable in the country. On top of that, rappers have been calling out both the President and the Vice President while standing up to racists in public. And there's some Beyoncé too.  More

Jul 21, 2017

Run the Jewels (the duo of Killer Mike and El-P) released their third album, the appropriately titled RTJ3 (aka Run the Jewels 3), earlier this year. Last night they stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform two songs from it: "Panther Like a Panther" (which featured Trina) and "Down" (which featured Joi).  More

Jul 06, 2017

Run the Jewels (the duo of Killer Mike and El-P) released their third album, the appropriately titled RTJ3 (aka Run the Jewels 3), earlier this year. Now the band has shared a video for "Don't Get Captured." It features claymation versions of Killer Mike and El-P as they ride a creepy and socially relevant amusement park ghost train ride that features riot police, an arrest, a trial, an execution, and more.  More

Apr 21, 2017

OutKast's Big Boi is releasing a new solo album, Boomiverse, this June (exact date TBA) via Epic. He's already shared its first single, "Mic Jack," which features Adam Levine from Maroon 5. More

Apr 20, 2017

OutKast's Big Boi has announced a new solo album, Boomiverse, and shared its first single, "Mic Jack," which features Adam Levine from Maroon 5Boomiverse is due out this June (exact date TBA) via Epic. Check out "Mic Jack" below. More

Mar 23, 2017

Run the Jewels (the duo of Killer Mike and El-P) recently released their third album, the appropriately titled RTJ3 (aka Run the Jewels 3). Now the band has shared a video for "Legend Has It." More

Feb 06, 2017

Run the Jewels (the duo of Killer Mike and El-P) recently released their third album, the appropriately titled RTJ3 (aka Run the Jewels 3). Now the band has stopped by NPR's offices to perform a Tiny Desk Concert. More

Dec 01, 2016

Run the Jewels (the duo of Killer Mike and El-P) have long been teasing their third album, the appropriately titled RTJ3 (aka Run the Jewels 3), but now they have officially announced the details of the album, including the release date, tracklist, and cover art.  More

Nov 10, 2016

Run the Jewels' new song, "2100," was written months ago but wasn't due for release right now. The duo of Killer Mike and El-P decided to share the song early in response to Donald Trump winning the election on Tuesday night.  More

Nov 09, 2016

Killer Mike, one half of Run the Jewels, was a very vocal supporter of Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary, even interviewing him. More

Run the Jewels Announce “Run the World” Tour

2017 Dates in Honor of Forthcoming Run the Jewels 3

Nov 01, 2016

Run the Jewels recently shared a new song, "Talk to Me," which was the first taste of the forthcoming third album from Killer Mike and El-P, Run the Jewels 3 (aka RTJ3). There's no news on the exact release date for RTJ3, but the duo have now announced a bunch of tour dates for January and February 2017, which should indicate that the album may be out during one of those months.  More

Oct 24, 2016

Run the Jewels have shared a new song, "Talk to Me." It's described as the first taste of their forthcoming third album from Killer Mike and El-PRun the Jewels 3 (aka RTJ3). More

Vampire Weekend Members and Killer Mike to Play Bernie Sanders Rally This Saturday in Iowa City

Foster the People and Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth to Also Play

Jan 27, 2016

A rally in Iowa City this Saturday in support of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is set to feature members of Vampire Weekend (also featuring Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth), rapper and Run the Jewels member Killer Mike, and Foster the People. The Iowa Caucuses are next Monday, February 1, the first chance the people get to vote on who the Presidential candidates will be, hence the timing and location of the rally.  More

Dec 15, 2015

Killer Mike (a solo artist and in Run the Jewels) has interviewed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Mike and Sanders talked in November at Mike's barbershop. Now the full conversation between the rapper and self-proclaimed "democratic socialist" is online, posted to YouTube in six videos, which can all be watched below.  More