Run The Jewels Discuss Chasing Their Hip-Hop Dreams

Mic Check 101: Don’t let the mic breathe when you’re on it. Tag team poets Killer Mic and El-P, collectively known as Run The Jewels, execute the aforementioned every time they spit. But, their knack for body-ing beats didn’t happen overnight. They’ve basically been in grind mode for their entire life.

In the four minute clip above, Killer explains how he begin chasing his hip-hop dreams at nine years old, despite a teacher telling him that he was too smart to be a MC. Killer’s partner-in-rhyme, El-P, had hip-hop dreams at fifteen years old. Also during the sit-down, RTJ briefly discussed the obstacles that they’ve encountered throughout their journey.

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Peep the clip above.