The time between albums has been a very busy one for the duo, including scoring their first gold-certified record for “Legend Has It” from RTJ3; receiving their first Grammy nomination for the song “Chase Me,” a collaboration with Danger Mouse for the hit film Baby Driver; embarking on a full US arena tour with Lorde; contributing an exclusive song for the Marvel blockbuster Venom; and landing a major sync in a global Cadillac ad, which premiered during the 2020 Academy Awards. Additionally, Killer Mike debuted his acclaimed Netflix show, Trigger Warning with Killer Mike, continued his advocacy for Bernie Sanders, and lent his political muscle to the successful election of Atlanta’s first female black mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms. He’ll also be making his Hollywood debut in a soon to be announced feature film. Meanwhile, his partner in rhyme and RTJ producer El-P stayed busy in the studio making the music for RTJ4, contributing a song to the soundtrack for the Oscar-winning film Roma, scoring the biopic Capone starring Tom Hardy (which makes its digital debut today), and began a major reissue campaign for his celebrated solo recording catalog. He also made a surprise cameo in the new season of Mr. Robot with Rami Malek.
Whilst their extensive tour with Rage Against The Machine was shelved, the pair have kept busy with several endeavours, including: rolling out their own cannabis strain; an ambitious beer collaboration with thirteen craft breweries across the world; a fresh song and video for the year’s most anticipated video game, Cyberpunk 2077; a blistering televised live performance featuring Pharrell Williams, Mavis Staples, 2 Chainz, Zack de la Rocha, Gangsta Boo and others; and an ongoing Art The Jewels exhibition in Mexico featuring RTJ-inspired work by local artists. Additionally, Killer Mike’s inspiring speech in May went viral and the rapper was later awarded Billboard’s first-ever Change Maker Award. At the heart of it all is Run The Jewels latest album, RTJ4 – a whirlwind of uncompromising rap music.