Technically not a Run the Jewels song, but a Run the Jewels feature, this song was too good not to include. And when you think about it, Run the Jewels was a natural choice for Baby Driver. They already sound like the soundtrack to a car chase. Mike and El go wild on the beat, but make it all look effortless. With a killer hook, a great beat, and two fantastic verses, Lie Cheat Steal is a certified banger. King but violence might be necessary. Even if you were unfamiliar with them at the start of this list, you can probably tell by now that RTJ are not known for their subtlety. There are a few exceptions some appearing later on in this list , but most Run the Jewels songs are collections of badass one liners. What makes RTJ special is the skill and persuasion in which these lines are constructed, and the brash energy in which they are delivered. Legend Has It is probably their best song in this style, with Mike and El delivering at least one fantastic punchline in each of the songs 11!
This is my favorite hip hop duo of all time and has 3 of the best rap albums of this decade. They started just rapping together for fun but after their first album started taking it more seriously. This was a really tough list to make. Such an underrated track off of the second Run the Jewels album. This is probably one of their most noisy and hard hitting tracks. Just so many layers to this track when it comes to the beat. Mike and El-P have incredible energy on this track. This is just a straight forward bragging track.
By Jeremy Gordon. Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt music. Confidence is a foundational element of hip-hop, but the members of Run the Jewels have turned cartoonishly talking about their music into an entertainment of its own. This self-deprecation was a slight deflection: Run the Jewels does, in fact, know what is going on. They threaten exaggerated new ways of visiting justice upon criminals the unlovable kind and the deeply corny, and spit passionately over adrenalizing, glitched-out production about the importance of remaining clearheaded inside our normal American nightmare. EL-P and Killer Mike credit the sonic adjustments to financial security, which has afforded them the privilege of sampling more freely now that they can afford the clearances. While all Run the Jewels albums are released as free downloads, the duo makes money from touring, merchandise and licensing. Both men are in their mids, and have the emotional fluency to match their age.
They released their critically acclaimed self-titled debut studio album as a free download in and have since released the follow-up albums Run the Jewels 2 , Run the Jewels 3 , and RTJ4 , [a] all of which have been released for free and received similar acclaim. When R. Music and Cancer 4 Cure were released within weeks of each other, the two decided to tour together. The success of the tour eventually led to the decision to form Run the Jewels,   with the duo taking their name from a lyric in the LL Cool J song " Cheesy Rat Blues ". Like the previous year, Adult Swim released the edition of their compilation, which saw the release of the lead single from Run the Jewels 2 , "Oh My Darling Don't Cry ," while the non-album single "Rubble Kings Dynamite on the Street " was released in Killer Mike revealed that the duo would begin work on Run the Jewels 3 in January The record included a new track "Bust No Moves" feat. SL Jones in addition to three previously-released songs. The single "Lie, Cheat, Steal," released in , was later used as the theme song to the Netflix documentary series Dirty Money. Run the Jewels 3 was digitally released on December 24, ,  three weeks prior to its previously announced release date of January 13,