The year for all of us who love music may not be the best, because as we already know, concerts and festivals are no longer part of our normality, for now. However, in these months that we have been at home, some artists are raffling off to present new songs at these difficult times, and one of them is Run The Jewels, because they released an album that was perfect with the social context we are experiencing.
In early May, the super rap group consisting of Killer Mike and The p announced that they would release their fourth studio album, which is simply named RTJ4. In addition to attracting attention because four years have passed since we listened to her last album,. in it they had extremely interesting collaborations, which only created a lot of expectation in us.
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This pair recruited several music giants
To get started, Run The Jewels recruited the legendary Rick Rubin to take over the production of this album. But in it we find important names in music such as the legendary Mavis Staples, Josh Homme from Queens Of The Stone Age the rapper 2 Chainz and above all, two people in particular who revolutionized the industry from their trenches, Zach de la Rocha and Pharrell Williams.
The producer and frontman of Rage Against The Machine participated in a song called “JU $ T ”, one of the strongest of the entire album where each of them puts their own label. On one side we have Zach throwing up some brutal screams and rhymes that remind us of its good times in the late 90s, and Williams throws the occasional phrase in the chorus that gives a balance to the song, which simply talks about slavery.
The group shows us a spectacular video
Since the release of the album, this became one of the songs that most of them blew their minds and fortunately for fans of Run The Jewels, The official video of this song has just been released. This video clip was directed by Winston Hacking, who I had previously worked with the group and that perhaps many recognize for collaborating with artists like Flying lotus and Andy Shauf.
In it we see a harsh criticism of the American justice system, because through animations they talk about slavery and how money can buy people. There they briefly recall the history of the African American community in the neighboring country, and low hand they also send a little message to all the people who have been involved in sex scandals, like Jeffrey Epstein and others.
But we better not tell you more, check below the incredible video that Run The Jewels just released for “JU $ T”, next to Zach de la Rocha and Pharrell Williams: