Backstage With Run the Jewels

The hip-hop duo talk Killer Mike’s Vegas wedding, their unplanned success and Donald Trump

Run the Jewels might be one of the best things to happen to hip-hop, ever. The powerhouse tag-team of New York’s El-P and Atlanta’s Killer Mike have kept rappers and politicians on their toes with their ferocious rhymes, pummeling production and unlikely collaborations (they have a cat-sound remix album that samples Snoop meow meow meow-ing and guest production from Zola Jesus, Massive Attack and more). Another thing they’re known for? Being chill as fuck.

We caught up with the affable duo backstage before their Life Is Beautiful performance to talk about Mike’s Vegas wedding, their unplanned success and Donald Trump.

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