Things need fixing.
As of today, it will be exactly 2 weeks until the next Run The Jewels album drops.
From what’s been teased of the last three singles to drop, “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry”, “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)”, and “Blockbuster Night Part 1”, El-P and Killer Mike aren’t only at the top of their game, they’re foaming at the mouth to curb stomp hip-hop’s teeth in once again.
Lines like “Top of the morning, my fist to your face is fucking Folgers” and “A little prickly, dick on display for winter swimming” show there’s no shortage of the anarchic absurdity from the last RTJ project. And this time around, El-P’s cranked up that grimy production we love him for, making for a grittier, sometimes darker, oh so jam-worthy sound.
I’m expecting nothing less than a kick in the knees from these two.
On October 28th, when the album drops in stores, expect to find me sprinting home with a vinyl copy in arm ready for the first listen.
Check out Run The Jewels at http://therealrunthejewels.tumblr.com
Sometimes I do forget, Oh how much we could ease the lives we lead
If we learn to let go, the reins that we hold
Return to our souls, and the spirit let flow
So you see, upon everyday faced there’s a million shades to
Express definition of grace
But the method I choose me prerogative
There’s so much love in me I got to give
I’m back from the dead! A buddy of mine inspired me to get back on the horse and start looking into music reviews, so that’ll hopefully be a focus around here for a while.
We both were bonding over the new self-titled release by UK duo Jungle, and we decided that there’s so much going on contextually and sonically with the band that I should do a music review!
Give me time to listen to their album in full, get some notes going, but I’m hoping to get something out in the next week or so.
I’ll have to muster up as much as I can to get this deadline in, but I’m promising something of a concise review.
Check out their single “Busy Earnin’” here off the band’s soundcloud.
I can frame myself perfectly in a bathroom mirror / but when others snap impromptu snapshots I wish that good side was nearer.