Run The Jewels Sample Gang Starr On New Song

Lawrence Kim
March 27, 2020

If you've been responsible, and have been lucky enough to be able to work from home, you're probably going stir-crazy.

The single is the second taster from their forthcoming, fourth album, RTJ4.

After previewing new song "The Yankee And The Brave (ep. 4)" on Instagram this past Saturday, El-P and Killer Mike went ahead and properly released it Sunday. The song samples Gang Starr's "DWYCK," which featured Run The Jewels' rap duo predecessors Nice & Smooth and gets its title from Nice's line, "Ooohh la la, ah oui oui, I say Muhammad Ali".

The track, which debuted via Zane Lowe's Beats 1, has actually been a dream of El-P's for a few years. Give us the music!

Studio work took place in LA and NY, with Run The Jewels spontaneously sharing a preview over Instagram recently.

Run The Jewels were scheduled to play Coachella next month and head on tour with Rage Against The Machine. "That's obvious, but at the end of the day, man, what the fuck can you do? We're just adapting and trying to be cool about it-and it's ridiculous for people like us to really complain about the situation". The record - like the album itself - is inspired by the Golden Era classics that form the foundation of El-P and Killer Mike's love for hip-hop.

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