Run the Jewels Share New “Venom” Soundtrack Song “Let’s Go (The Royal We)”

Plays During the End Credits of Venom, Starring Tom Hardy

Oct 12, 2018
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Those who watched the new hit superhero movie Venom in the theater last weekend and stuck through the end credits for the two bonus scenes were treated to "Let's Go (The Royal We)," a new song by Run the Jewels (the duo of Killer Mike and El-P). Now the song has gotten its own digital release and can be streamed below (followed by the single's cover art).

According to an interview yesterday with Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show, the song came out of a piece of music originally written for the Blade Runner 2049 trailer. It didn't end up getting used in the trailer and was eventually transformed into this song.  

In the interview Killer Mike spoke of his enthusiasm for writing a song for Venom: "We got a call that they wanted us to write a record for it, and we were like abso-damn-lutely we will write a record for Venom. My man Nate in high school introduced me to the Venom character, and I've loved it ever since. Just the duality of trying to do righteous, and this rogue is just fighting with you from the inside. I thought it was a perfect match up with the Run The Jewels spirit, so the record turned out dope. It gave us a primer for what I think is going to be a dope next album."

Venom stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, a San Francisco-based investigative reporter who gets bonded with an alien parasite named Venom that gives him superpowers (and a new voice inside his head, also played by Hardy). The film also stars Michelle Williams as love interest Anne Weying and Riz Ahmed as villain Carlton Drake. The film wasn't particularly liked by critics, but made more money at the box office last weekend than expected, grossing $80 million, and is projected to be #1 at the box office again this weekend.

Run the Jewels released their third album, the appropriately titled RTJ3 (aka Run the Jewels 3), in January 2017 (well technically it dropped a little early, in late December 2016).

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