Daily Distraction: America's 'weird, drunk uncles' in Run the Jewels return
There are any number of things that have been able to hit a new peak the fourth time around: season four of both "The Wire" and "The Simpsons" leap to mind, as does Radiohead's Kid A. Now Run the Jewels, the explosive collaboration between rappers El-P and Killer Mike, will give it a whirl with Run the Jewels 4, which arrives June 5.
Earlier this week, the pair released the tracklist for the album, which includes collaborations with Zach de la Rocha, Josh Homme and Mavis Staples (!), among others. The tracklist announcement follows the earlier premier of the video for lead single "Ooh La La," which you can watch below.
RTJ was currently supposed to be out on a massive arena tour, which has since been delayed by COVID-19 (like everything except rent and mortgage payments), but feel free to revisit our 2018 review of the duo's gig opening for Lorde, during which the two introduced themselves as “the weird, drunk uncles at the wedding who snuck in and took over the karaoke machine."