My Rating: 95% (A+)
Pitchfork Rating: 85%
Rolling Stone Rating: N/A
Metacritic Rating: N/A
Average Rating: 90%
Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):
- Run The Jewels
- Banana Clipper (Feat. Big Boi)
- 36 Chain
- Sea Legs
- Job Well Done (Feat. Until The Ribbon Breaks)
- No Come Down
- Get It
- Twin Hype Back (Feat. Prince Paul)
- A Christmas Fucking Miracle
Favourite Song on Album:
Listen to This Album When You’re:
Wanting to get into Run The Jewels, start at part one and keep going through the next two albums, the evolution is fun to experience.
Thoughts on Album Cover:
Classic, the next two albums follow the same theme, like the consistency.
Want to Own on Vinyl?:
Run The Jewels are doing something in hip hop that happens very rarely, they’re becoming popular practically based on their incredible flows alone. No doubt the production is amazing, beats are tasty, and marketing has been great too, but when it comes down to it Run The Jewels are successful because of the chemistry between El-P and Killer Mike and their ability to twist together incredible 16’s that are damn near impossible to rap along with, even though you may really feel tempted to. Their first album is not their best, but their worst is better than most rappers best efforts. It’s consistently political, hilarious, and jaw dropping. Run The Jewels are changing mainstream hip-hop, and I am so on board with them.