El-P of hip-hop duo Run The Jewels has hinted about the release of RTJ4 but the release date is still yet to be determined. Even though he mentioned in a tweet a year ago that the album would be out this summer…fans will have to hold out a little longer. El-P clarified that he deletes his tweets “every other day” but one Twitter post said, “i know a lot of you are hoping we drop rtj4 this year so it’s only right i let you know clearly: we are not. we just got off tour like 5 months ago. i scored a film and got married. we started and are working on it but it’s not even close to done. i tell you because i love you.”
In the most recent post which resulted in various memes from fans, El-P shared, “run and save yourself i say i’m selflessly divine, leave me here to drown in glory you’re too good to cross that line, you don’t want to live this life it’s not the best of times we only doing what we want while hocking lugies at the swine”-RTJ4. One could interpret this tweet as new lyrics to a new track on the album. In any case, fans are getting restless and ready to hear the new album.
“run and save yourself i say i’m selflessly divine, leave me here to drown in glory you’re too good to cross that line, you don’t want to live this life it’s not the best of times we only doing what we want while hocking lugies at the swine”-RTJ4
— el-p (@therealelp) October 4, 2019
El-P developed the score for Fonzo, a film about Al Capone starring Tom Hardy, Linda Cardenelli, Matt Dillion, and Kyle MacLachlan. Run the Jewels made an appearance on Lorde’s remix for “Supercut.” They also contributed to the soundtrack for the film Venom, with their song “Lets Go (The Royal We).” In an interview with Beats 1 earlier this year, Killer Mike spoke about how he’s not a political figure, “In terms of all that’s going on and reflecting with the music, I’ve decided to put more of it into whatever music is coming, because trying to communicate and talk, you kind of get polarized and tried to be made into a political figure, and I’m not,” Killer Mike elaborated in the interview. ” I’m a raw-ass rapper who, when asked my opinion, will give it.”
El-P commented about his feelings on politics, using Twitter, television appearances and even university lectures, both have explained that their music is unique to their experience. “At the end of the day, I think that one of the purest political statements to make is being honest and being raw and being genuine,” El-P added in the same interview. “We never were the type of people who were looking to make records that were addressing specific political situations. If it happens, it happens, and it does on occasion, but we’re not Public Enemy.”
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