Rage Against The Machine's Zach De La Rocha is featured on Run The Jewels' newest single, "Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)," providing not only a verse but the hook line "Run the Jewels fast" that basically plays throughout the entire song. Listen above, via SoundCloud.
Taking on the political bent of Rage Against The Machine, the dynamic duo of Killer Mike and El-P show their rap chemistry as they interject lines in each other's verses and play off one another. There's lots of good lines here, which you can read in the lyrics above. De La Rocha has never been known as a great rapper, but his presence and attitude in Rage is legendary to this day. Hey, somebody's gotta take the "global grand dragons" to task.
Here's a picture of the three during a recording session that Killer Mike shared on his instagram in April of 2014:
Yo Zach Yo EL (Thereallyrealelp) look how errr body looking at they screen when they seen the IG Pics! #Ha!!!!!! #HipHop #RTJ2 #IMetMyHeroNShit #DopeAssJob #LookAtYallFuckingFaces
The RTJ2 album is expected to be available as a free download on October 27, which follows their 2013 self-titled debut album that's still available as a free download. You can also buy the premium package of the CD and/or vinyl for both albums through their official website.
Run The Jewels hits the road in just two days for a tour through the United States, and then they'll be going through Australia and New Zealand in December and January. For Run The Jewels' latest music, news, and tour dates, check their Zumic artist page.
Source: Mass Appeal Records SoundCloud