In the wake of one of the most surprising elections in American history, Run The Jewels have released the somber, politically-charged “2100” to express their dismay with the results. Noting that the song was recorded months ago, the duo posted a caption along with the track on their SoundCloud and YouTube pages to discuss the message:
for our friends. for our family. for everyone who is hurting or scared right now. here is a song we wrote months ago. we werent planning on releasing it yet but… well it feels right, now. its about fear and its about love and its about wanting more for all of us. its called 2100. we hope it finds you well.
jaime and mike
Known for their usual hard-hitting drone beats and biting lyricism, Run The Jewels utilize relatively toned down production and a sweeping hook by BOOTS to set a hauntingly beautiful backdrop for Mike’s and El-P’s verses. Co-produced by Little Shalimar and Wilder Zoby, “2100” has Mike and El-P rapping thought-provoking verses that offer insight on possible nuclear war, perpetual corruption, and seeking peace in a torn world.
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