Run the Jewels Drop Album Ahead of Schedule

Listen to “RTJ4” now.

Run the Jewels Drop Album Ahead of Schedule

By

SMACK MEDIA

6/3/2020 1:35 PM

Renowned hip hop supergroup Run the Jewels have released their new album RTJ4 two days early.

As promised it’s available for free on their website and also on major streaming platforms.

The album features a marquee bill of collaborators including Mavis Staples, 2 Chainz, Zach De La Rocha, Josh Homme, Pharrell, and DJ Premier.

As explained on their instagram:

“Fuck it, why wait. The world is infested with bullshit so here’s something raw to listen to while you deal with it all. We hope it brings you some joy. Stay safe and hopeful out there and thank you for giving 2 friends the chance to be heard and do what they love.”


Known for their politically charged material, RTJ4 arrives at a timely slot in the midst of protests for the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmed Aubrey. Much of the subject matter tackles unrest, turmoil, and inequality in modern day America.

The group was originally slated to open for Rage Against the Machine on their world reunion tour this year before it was postponed to 2021.


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