Run The Jewels have been on an unstoppable run since the release of their well received sophomore record Run The Jewels 2, which was released last year via Mass Appeal Records. This summer saw the duo of El-P and Killer Mike tackle nearly every music festival in America (Boston Calling included), and brought El-P back for a hometown performance in Brooklyn at 50 Kent as a part of the Northside Festival.
Not only did we get Run The Jewels, but we got a one-off performance from Sleigh Bells, who are in the midst of making a new album. Before them came up and coming rapper Vince Staples, who also impressed.
Right as Run The Jewels took the stage the rain emerged from the damp Brooklyn skies, but it didn’t stop the vibes in any way, shape, or form. They still delivered a vicious set full of deathly deep bass lines and their smart trademark lines. Things got a bit emotional for El-P who was amazed at the large crowd that gathered together to watch him and Killer Mike do their thing in his very own hometown. The night became that much more special when they brought out rap legend Nas to join them on his own track “Made You Look.” Not a bad way to spend a Sunday evening.
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