Run The Jewels led a chant of ‘Suck my dick, Sun Kil Moon’ at Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest over the weekend.
The hip-hop duo were playing at the same time as Mark Kozelek’s set at a neighbouring stage on Friday (November 7), taking the opportunity to introduce themselves beforehand.
Rapper El-P told fans: “I introduced myself, I said, ‘Hey, I’m a fan, but we’re the guys who that are going to be interrupting your set today with how loud our fucking crowd is’. And [Kozelek] said, ‘What’s your name?’, and I said ‘Run the Jewels,’ and I swear to god he said, ‘Suck my dick, Run the Jewels’.”
El-P then encouraged the crowd to join him in a chant of “Suck my dick, Sun Kil Moon!”
He continued: “Everybody if you can just help me out, I think it’s a good natured thing. If everyone can just say, ‘Suck my dick, Sun Kil Moon!’ We mean that with all general respect, I actually enjoy your music!”
The chant refers to Kozelek’s ongoing beef with The War On Drugs, originating from an incident at Canada’s Ottawa Folk Fest on September 14 where the Philadelphia band’s sound bled into Kozelek’s own set.
After cross words shared online, Kozelek challenged The War On Drugs to let him join them at San Francisco’s The Fillmore on October 6, where he proposed they’d play “a hilarious song I’ve written called ‘War On Drugs: Suck My Cock/Sun Kil Moon: Go Fuck Yourself'”. The guest appearance failed to happen and the song was released online instead.
You can watch a clip of the Run The Jewels chant below.