“Legend Has It” – Run The Jewels [SoundCloud Audio Single]


[Verse 1: Killer Mike] 
What? Hear what I say, we are the business today
Fuck shit is finished today
RT & J, we the new PB & J
We dropped a classic today
We did a tablet of acid today
Did joints with the masses and ashes away
SKRRRT! We dash away
Donner and Dixon, the pistol is blastin’ away

[Verse 2: El-P] 
Doctors of death
Curing our patients of breath
We oughta pay you the trust
Cookin’ up work
Cookin’ up curses and slurs
Smokin’ my brain into mush
I became famous for blamin’ you fucks
Maimin’ my way through the brush
There is no training or taming of me and my bruh
Look like a man, but I’m animal raw

[Verse 3: Killer Mike] 
We are the murderous pair
That went to jail and we murdered the murderers there
Then went to Hell and discovered the devil
Delivered some hurt and despair
Used to have powder to push
Now I smoke pounds of the kush
Holy, I’m burnin’ a bush
Now I give a fuck about none of this shit
Jewel runner over and out of this bitch

Step into the spot like

[Verse 4: El-P] 
Copping of uppers and downers get done
I’m in a rush to be numb
Droppin’ a thousand ain’t much
Come from the clouds
On a missile to turn this whole town into dust
Don’t make a sound, baby, hush
I am the living swipe right on the mic, I’m a slut
I don’t know how to not spit like a lout
I’ll spill a pound of my kids on your couch

[Verse 5: Killer Mike] 
Half of a mongol and mythical team
Feelin’ this treacherous theme
Legend says El is a spawn out of Hell
The myth is my mom is a murderous queen
Your life can end like in Godfather 1
You get the gun as I christen my son
If I die today and it’s Hell I should pay
Tell the Lord Mikey said, “Fuck it was fun”

[Verse 6: El-P] 
Every new record’s my dick in a box
We here the goons, eat them rulers alot
You’re getting used to me doing no wrong
I don’t play chicken, you prick, I’m a fox
You wanna kick it, I’ll give you the rock
You kiss the wood chipper blade if you bark
I’m fuckin’ magic, in fact I’m a warlock at talk
I got a unicorn horn for a (stop)

Step into the spot like

And the crowd goes (RTJ!)
And the crowd goes (RTJ!)
And the crowd goes (RTJ!)
And the crowd goes (RTJ!)

[Verse 7: Killer Mike] 
Mike in the jelly, don’t snitch
I’ll rent a room at the Ritz
I’ll sip a fifth of the whisk
I’ll smoke a dub in the tub
Then I will split both my wrists

[Verse 8: El-P] 
I’ll pull a sword on you simps
Just with a flick of the wrist
Kitchen not givin’ a miss
Me and Mike skip away whistlin’ and grin
Everything’s golden when you only win

[Verse 9: Killer Mike] 
Bullyin’ bastards and beatin’ on beats
Sounds like a day at the beach, preach
I keep the metals to step on your feet
Before you can speak, blaow to defeat

[Verse 10: El-P] 
We move on one to ones, you think I’m meek
You think I’m lyin’, you right, see my teeth
Don’t be a bore when I roar if I move
Hunting’s no fun when your prey doesn’t move
I’ll put a gun to a bunny like choose
Say somethin’ funny or bunny go boom
You got a bevy of shit you could groove
We’d like to thank you for choosing our crew

[Verse 11: Killer Mike] 
And that’s from the crew you can trust
Warranty plus for fuckin’ shit up
We are the no-gooders, do-gooders
Known to the dancers and dealers and doers of dust

“Legend Has It”
Written by El-P & Killer Mike
Produced by El-P
Co-Produced by Little Shalimar and Wilder Zoby
Mixed by Joey Raia
Mastered by Joe LaPorta
Photo Credit: Tim Saccenti

Living legends unleash an instant classic.

Run The Jewels are great for so many reasons, but at the core of it all is the interplay between El-P and Killer Mike. Their rapid fire verses over just 3½ minutes is incredible. The beat rocks and there is a sense of humor and cleverness in the boasting that keeps things interesting.

The duo also shared some details about their third full length album. RTJ3 is due to be released worldwide on January 13 as a free download as well as premium editions and bundles with other merch. Preorder and learn more at runthejewels.com. Jamie and Mike shared this message via email and social channels:

For our Jewel Runners,

Holy Shit. We can’t believe we get to finally write this to you…RTJ3 IS READY!!!! After a straight year of work the next chapter in this madness is done. We’ll spare you too much talk but we will say this: thank you so much for making RUN THE JEWELS the most amazing experience either of us have had in our careers. We hope you feel the love and time we put in to this record and can’t wait to share it with you and see you out on the road. Whether you buy it, download it for free, steal it from your annoying cousin or hear it at a show, just know that we are eternally grateful for the love you’ve shown us. Thank you thank you thank you thank you.


Jaime and Mike

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Run The Jewels RTJ3 album cover art