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Run the Jewels Roll Out (Fake) Squawk The Jewels LP

Run The Jewels & Stephen Colbert Dish Out Laughs In New 'Squawk The Jewels' Sketch

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Get ready for the birdstrike. Run the Jewels lifted their side project species specifications and rolled out Squawk the Jewels in a hilarious new collaboration sketch with The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The brief clip features Killer Mike and El-P on a Manhattan rooftop (you can tell by the water towers), gripping a few birds and actually performing “Blockbuster Night Part 1” to a beat made of bird squawks. We never knew we needed this, but damn. We needed this.

Run the Jewels performed on the rebooted Late Show along with TV on the Radio earlier this week, but this might be our preferred product of their creative Colbert collusion. Meow the Jewels, a real remix album that deploys cat sounds in all of its production, will be dropping soon. Listen to its first single, “Meowrly,” but only after you’ve taken in #SquawkTheJewels. Then, get set for Bubblewrap the Jewels, Mambo the Jewels, Wilhelm Scream the Jewels, Malfunctioning Pinball Machine the Jewels, Widows 95 Startup the jewels…

Watch the riotous and feathery sketch below. RTJ are still out criss-crossing the country on their “Jewel Runner” tour through November–check out the full list of live dates after the jump.

Run the Jewels ‘Jewel Runner’ 2015 Tour:

9/19 – Atlanta, GA – Music Midtown Fest
9/26 – Champaign, IL – Pygmalion Music Festival
9/27 – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Fest
9/29 – Tuscon, AZ -Rialto Theatre
9/30 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
10/2 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/3 – New Orleans, LA – Republic New Orleans
10/5 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
10/6 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
10/7 – Tulsa, OK -Cains Ballroom
10/9 – Austin, TX -Austin City Limits
10/10 – Miami, FL – III Points
10/12 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas
10/13 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
10/15 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
10/16 – Pomona, CA -The Fox Theater
10/17 – San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Fest
10/18 – Santa Barbara, CA – The Funk Zone
10/20 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
10/21 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
10/22 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre
10/23 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/24 – Royal Oak, MI -Royal Oak Music
11/21- Mexico City, MX- Corona Capital Festival



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