Killer Mike & El-P Talk Run The Jewels w/ Frannie Kelley On NPR
Underground kings Killer Mike and El-P recently sat to talk shop with Microphone Check co-host Frannie Kelley about the genesis and success of Run The Jewels for NPR. The interview follows the release of the Run The Jewels II LP, which arrived to a wave of critical acclaim. Moving on the morning of the interview, co-host Ali Shaheed Muhammad was unfortunately absent from this discussion. The chat celebrates each MC and offers a closer examination of the cult success and commercial failure that facilitated the creation of the group, borne of bittersweet circumstances, an overabundance of dopeness and a stubborn refusal to quit:
"We're a group comprised of two dudes who met at crossroads, who had come out of crossroads deciding to go out and hunt and kill," says El-P, who produces as well as raps. "When we met, we had both individually decided we were going to go for ours. Like, no more playing around."