El-P announces the release of "RTJ4" will be available for free.
Run The Jewels have consistently been fighting against the system through their music -- even when Killer Mike and El-P work as solo artists. Following the protests going on across America against the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, Run The Jewels have announced that the release of their fourth LP will be available for free upon its release.
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In a statement issued to Instagram, El-P explained that he and Killer Mike are offering this project for free in support of the protests. "I don’t have shit left to say right now that me and my brother @killermike don’t express on this album so i’m not saying shit anymore til then. on it is all our joy, humor, friendship and rage. we got bangers to help you lose yourself and smile and we got shit that comes from the deepest places in our hearts and when it drops on friday it will not only be for sale but it will be made available for FREE for ANYONE who wants some music," he explained. "for me this is the only way i really know how to contribute to the human struggle and experience beyond just trying to be kind and aware and grow. it’s the only weapon i’m truly trained in and i’m grateful to have it. so no more talk from me until the music drops . i love y’all be safe don’t fall for the fuck shit and protect each other and your spirits from those that would divide and hurt you. this ain’t an advertisement this is just me saying i love you and i hope this music does something for you in these fucked up times."
The announcement arrives after Killer Mike spoke about the current situation in Atlanta last night alongside T.I. The two rappers urged their communities to stop looting and rioting, though they did acknowledge that they understood the pain that many people across the country are feeling.
Check out El-P's post below.