El-P uploaded a clip to his Instagram account
El-P, one half of Run The Jewels uploaded a whiff of new music to his Instagram account yesterday.
The audio clip was accompanied by the comment “RTJ3 is just getting started”.
n the video the shot pans over some keyboards to a speaker mounted on the wall, playing what appears to be music from the duo’s forthcoming third album.
If it follows in the footsteps of its predecessors, ‘Run The Jewels’ and ‘Run The Jewels 2’, we assume this new record will be dubbed ‘Run The Jewels 3’.
Listen to the short clip below:
Recently Run The Jewels’s Killer Mike was in the news for speaking out on behalf of a Mississippi high school student, Taylor Bell, who was disciplined by his school in 2011, after he filmed a rap video containing offensive content about two of his teachers, basing the song on accusations of groping that girls at the school had made against two teachers.
Bell has been trying to get his school record expunged, in part because the filming took place outside of school premises and during the school holidays, Stereogum reported, but also because of the interpretation Bell’s lyrics.
The New York Times reported that Killer Mike and other rappers – including Big Boi, T.I., Pharoahe Monch and Boots Riley – signed an Amicus Brief for the Supreme Court, dealing with the lyrical issues. As part of the brief on literal or non-literal interpretation, it’s explained that Killer Mike has never actually killed someone.
Mike’s testimony reads:“I see a kid who saw wrong happening and was outraged about it. He wrote a poem about it over a beat. Anyone who is learned in law is capable of separating art and lyrics, whether you agree with them or not, and actual human behavior. I think the courts understand it when it’s Johnny Cash. I think they understand it when it’s Robert Nesta [Bob] Marley.”
Killer Mike said the different approach to rap, “persecutes poor young men based on their class and color.”