Run The Jewels reflect on Baltimore protests in animated ‘Early’ video – watch

The track comes from the duo's 'Run The Jewels 2' album

Run The Jewels have reflected on the recent protests in Baltimore in the newly released video for their song ‘Early’.

Click below to see the animated promo from Bug and Sluzzy, which looks at the relationship between police and the African American community and recent Stateside unrest. “Me and Killer Mike have been waiting for the right time to drop this,” tweeted El-P of the rap duo earlier today (May 15). “Then we realized that it is always the right time.”

The duo recently previewed their next album, as well as issuing an update on their upcoming ‘Meow The Jewels’ remix LP.

The hip-hop duo of Killer Mike and El-P released their second album ‘RTJ2’ in 2014, promising a remix record based on the album consisting solely of cat noises. The album will feature help from Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, Zola Jesus and more. Rapper El-P has stated on Twitter that mixes are “incoming” and that the album is “shaping up”.

El-P also took to Instagram to preview music from their next studio album, ‘RTJ3’. He said on Twitter that he is “a subscriber to the “make the record great no matter how long it takes” philosophy.” Listen below.


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Run The Jewels were recently announced as among the acts set to perform at Field Day and this year’s Reading & Leeds Festival. Killer Mike also attended this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner last month (April 25). The annual event sees key journalists and notable figures coming together to discuss key issues. President Obama was in attendance.