Killer Mike and El-P Announce Run the Jewels’ ‘RTJ2,’ Premiere “Blockbuster Night”
El-P and Killer Mike are returning with another Run The Jewels album following last year's critically acclaimed self-titled debut. RTJ2 is out October 28 on Nas' Mass Appeal imprint, and unlike the first LP, this one will get a wide commercial release. That's not the only indication that the second time around is more high profile for the duo: The full-length includes features from Rage Against The Machine's Zack de la Rocha and Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker, and a few others to be named later.
To accompany the album announcement, RTJ has premiered the cut "Blockbuster Night Part 1," with the two MCs internal rhyming and alliterating over a lean, ominous beat.
The news comes following Killer Mike's own involvement in the news, as he has written an op-ed regarding the events in Ferguson, Missouri, and last night (August 20) appeared on CNN to discuss the issue.