#4. Killer Mike & El-P – Run The Jewels (Fool’s Gold Records)

Our Rating

8 Technical wordplay

9 Lyrical genius

10 The boom-bap

8 The soul

7 Hooks

8 Album cohesion

Spinning discs

Killer Mike is probably my favourite true hip hop emcee in the states. Uncompromising in his production and lyrics you will never see him pander to the wider market or sell himself to a brand for some quick jumpers and a merch stand. Add the insanely deep EL-P who some regard as a modern day Rakim I terms of influence and you have Run the Jewels. Like chilli and garlic the recipe = success. The only reason it isn’t higher is its length…




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