Killer Mike has posted a clip of Run The Jewels listening to music in an Instagram post tagged #RTJ3, hinting heavily that the beat contained in the clip is a tiny early taste of the rap duo’s third album.
In the clip – which features a fast-paced electronic beat – Killer Mike smokes while EI-P appears to play the beat on a mobile phone behind him.
El-P also uploaded a whiff of new music to his Instagram account in December, with the audio clip accompanied by the comment “RTJ3 is just getting started”.
Listen to the new clip via Instagram, below:
Killer Mike has also been getting involved in the American presidential primaries, in particular speaking in support of Bernie Sanders.
Mike interviewed the candidate extensively late in 2015, posting the video to YouTube with sections dealing with various aspects of Sanders’ politics. They’re entitled Economic Freedom, Social Justice, Rigged Economy, Free Health Care: It Ain’t A Big Deal, This Country Was Started As An Act of Political Protest, and Democrats Will Win When People Vote.
Back in June, Killer Mike suggested that he might have a future in politics himself, even suggesting he’d have run in Georgia this year had it not been for being too slow off the mark in registering.
“The reason why I did it, besides the fact that I think politicians need to understand that people from the regular constituencies are willing to run against them, I wanted to make people aware that the election was even happening,” he said.
Killer Mike added: “The guy Tyrone Brooks, who used to hold the seat, got involved with some sticky business with donations and charities and that type of thing, so the seat is wide open. There are a few decent candidates that people should look into and they should get out and vote. A lot of times elections are lost and the hope of the public is lost because they don’t turn out. So if I, as a celebrity, can get people to pay attention to the fact that there is a vote going on period, then my job is done.”