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Hide yo kids, hide yo wife… because RTJ2 is coming. If you’re still unconvinced about Run The Jewels, their sophomore album is shaping up to be solid scientific proof that Killer Mike and El-P’s collaboration is the razor-sharp revival that modern hip-hop needs. “Close Your Eyes” is the third heat rock released from the upcoming album — with Zack de la Rocha featured, no less — and it does nothing but solidify my expectations. Searing lyrics accuse, accost and instigate on top of an innovative, aggressive beat. Result? A legendary track that is utterly unfuckwithable. This album is going to massive.

If you haven’t been doing your homework, check out the other RTJ2 tracks we’ve heard: the sizzling, relentless “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry” and “Blockbuster Night Part 1”, which is one of my favorite hip-hop tracks of the year without question.

And if you REALLY haven’t been doing your homework and have no clue who Run The Jewels is, change that immediately by listening to their game-changing debut album and getting ready for their upcoming tour. Thank us later because you have a lot of listening to do.

Run The Jewels – “Run The Jewels”

RUN THE JEWELS TOUR DATES

10/15 – College Station, TX – Boulevard 217 %
10/16 – Austin, TX – Red 7 %
10/18 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s %
10/20 – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz
10/21 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall %
10/22 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
10/23 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco %
10/24 – Columbia, SC – Music Farm %
10/25 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm %
10/31 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts *
11/1 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
11/2 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater *
11/3 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
11/4 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade *
11/6 – Dallas, TX – Trees *
11/7 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/8 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s *
11/10 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom *
11/11 – La Jolla, CA – Porters Pub *
11/12 – Pomona, CA – Glass House *
11/14 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine +
11/15 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater *
11/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge *
11/18 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre *
11/20 – Minneapolis, MN – First Line Music Café *
11/21 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre *
11/22 – Chicago, IL – Metro *
11/25 – Detroit, MI – St Andrews Hall *
11/26 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall *
11/27 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda *
11/28 – Boston, MA – Paradise *
11/29 – New York, NY – Stage 48 *
12/10 – Glasgow, UK – Glasgow Garage
12/11 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
12/12 – London, UK – Koko
12/13 – Paris, FR – La Bellevilloise
12/15 – Oslo, NO – BLA
12/16 – Stockholm, SE – Debaser Strand
12/19 – Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset
12/20 – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli Vredenburg
12/21 – Dublin, IE – Opium Rooms
12/30 – Lorne, AU – Falls Festival
12/31 – Marion Bay, AU – Falls Festival
1/1 – Sydney, AU – Field Day
1/2 – Byron Bay, AU – Falls Festival
1/4 – Busselton, AU – Southbound Festival
1/7 – Sydney, AU – Enmore Theatre ^
1/8 – Melbourne, AU – The Forum ^
1/9 – Brisbane, AU – Hi Fi ^
1/10 – Auckland, NZ – Town Hall ^

% Red Bull Sound Select show
* with Rat King & Despot
+ with Despot
^ with Joey Bada$$