“Talk To Me” – Run The Jewels [Official Audio Single]

Released: October 24th, 2016


[Killer Mike] 
We return from the depths of the badland
With a gun and a knife in our waistband
Went to war with the Devil and Shaytan
He wore a bad toupee and a spray tan
So high now, hoping that I land
On a Thai stick, moving through Thailand
On the radio, heard a plane hijack
Government be in debt while they cook crack
I move in a world of conspiracies
Obey no rules, I’m doing me
Smoke kush, transport to the airport
Customs found a joint in my passport
Pull cash and I gave him what he asked for
Goddammit, it’s a motherfucking miracle
Small bribe, made it back into America
Hit Uber and maneuvered out the area
Rhyme animal, pitbull terrier
Rap terrorist, terrorize, tear it up
Brought gas and the matches to flare it up
Militant Michael might go psycho
On any ally or rival
Born Black, that’s dead on arrival
My job is to fight for survival
In spite of these AllLivesMatter-ass white folk

This is spiritual warfare that you have been dealing with. This is not a fight that you have been dealing with flesh and blood but this is a fight against principalities and evil doers and unclean spirits
(RTJ3 motherfuckers)

Brave men didn’t die face down in the Vietnam muck so I could not style on you
I didn’t walk uphill both ways to the booth and back to not wild on you
You think baby Jesus killed Hitler just so I’d whisper?
When you’re safe and sound and these crooks tap your phone and now have a file on you?
What, me worry? Nah, buddy, I’ve lost before, so what?
You don’t get it, I’m dirt, motherfucker, I can’t be crushed
Fuckers, open the books up and stop bullshitting the kid
My dick got a Michelin star, I’m on par with the best ever took the gig
I’m a super cat, from don dada to dusk, don’t bother to touch
I got firm clutch on the grip and the bucks
I might ghost ride a tank, take a ride to the bank
I’m the son of Rick Rubin rushing full-thrust
Don’t flash weak shit to the Shark Tank judge
Talk real good ’cause I’m smart and stuff
We a good crew to fuck with, better to love

I told y’all suckers, I told y’all suckers. I told y’all on RTJ1, then I told ya again on RTJ2, and you still ain’t believe me. So here we go, RTJ3

Talk to me
Talk to me


Produced by El-P
Co-produced by Little Shalimar and Wilder Zoby
Recorded by Leon “Yung Leon” Kelly
Mixed by Joey Raia
Mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound
Scratches by DJ Trackstar

Super duo Run The Jewels have released “Talk To Me,” the first single from their upcoming album RTJ3. Listen above on SoundCloud, and download the track for free at adultswim.com.

Sporting a beat that offers eclectic guitars, thumping bass, and fuzzy drone, “Talk To Me” has both Killer Mike and El-P offering high-caliber verses at a rapid fire delivery.

Killer Mike unleashes an intense verse that takes aim at Donald Trump, government corruption, and the opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement. El-P dishes a strong verbal assault on detractors, boasting personal skill on the mic.

El-P announced in September that “the album is almost finished,” but RTJ3 has yet to be given an official release date.

For more music, news, and tour dates, check out Run The Jewels’ Zumic artist page.

Source: Run The Jewels' SoundCloud