Run The Jewels 3 – Run The Jewels

The baddest duo in hip-hop know a thing or two about the inner workings of the world, both artistically and socially. They don’t mess with things that don’t need to be messed with, they don’t speak when things don’t need to be spoken, and they only shine a light when a light needs to be shone. And amidst times of such oppression and social strife (or bigotry?), it couldn’t be more symbolic to have a mouthpiece like Run The Jewels in the limelight of hip-hop and society. Creating great art is one thing, but socially significant and great art? That’s something else entirely, and it’s a mountain Run the Jewels has climbed time and time again (three times to be precise). And in classic RTJ fashion, enlisting a fantastic cast from Danny Brown and Danger Mouse to Matt Sweeney, Zach de la Rocha, and Boots adds the cherry on top to spotlighting social injustices and out-performing themselves again on Run The Jewels 3. As Killa Mike raps on “Talk to Me”, ‘my job is to fight for survival in spite of these all lives matter ass white folk…. I told ya suckers, I told you on RTJ1, then I told you again on RT2, and you still ain’t believe me, so here we go, RTJ3’.