Run the Jewels - RTJ4
Jun 4, 2020 (updated Jul 24, 2020)
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RTJ3 is an amazing album, and it was a letdown. RTJ4 is instant status demonstration: they are the best duo in hip-hop. El’s Production sounds terrifying at times , and Mike is rightfully angry as ever. these brothers have never had more chemistry;

“one of them black and the other one white (Uh-huh)
So if you don't like 'em, you automatically racist (Ah, oh, well)”

3 Pharrell Lines later:
“Look at all these slave masters posin’ on yo’ dollar (Get it, yeah)”
* 2 (Post Credits) Later: *
“Let it sink in (Yeah)”
[Verse 3: Zack de la Rocha]

JU$T - on a record that was largely made in 2019 - is the only song that’s title is not completely undercase. JU$T simultaneously sounds like it was written the night before RTJ4’s release or @ any point of the last decade.

Apparently, let it be known that the production goes far beyond El-P: Wilder Zoby and Little Shalimar (Executive Producer’s ?) produced every track. Josh Homme produced a track! BOOTS and Dave Sitek produced “holy calamafuck”... woah.
also, i believe that yankee and the brave is the true outro of the album that actually begins w/ single “oo la la” or (radiation).
2 Comments
Jul 15, 2020
In your view , why did you consider rtj3 a let down? Im curious
Jul 15, 2020
RT4 is closer to 2 in quality and while 3 was a chronological follower, i feel 4 is the quality of music we’ve been expecting as fans since 2014
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