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Fool’s Gold Records is always in stride with, if not leading the charge on delivering the newest and most original hip hop around. Earlier this summer brought about the release of a highly anticipated collaboration, from producer/ MC duo Killer Mike and El-P. Last year they both dropped highly acclaimed solo albums, Killer Mike’s R.A.P. Music via the Adult Swim imprint Williams Street and El-P’s Cancer4Cure on Fat Possum. This summer they’re back with Run the Jewels.
’36” Chain’ is the first official video off of the self-titled record, released for free through the indie label’s website. And in traditional Fool’s Gold style, fans were also given the option to re-up and snag a limited edition vinyl copy and collectible “herb grinder.”
The video follows our heroes Killer Mike and El-P as they track down the alleged kidnappers of their buddy, Killums the rabbit, who was taken while hanging up posters telling kids to stay off “the drugs.” I think it’s best not to spoil the insane ending, but let’s just say this must have been the weirdest surprise birthday party ever. I will however, spoil the cameos, so keep an eye out for Andrew W.K., Heems, Despot, Dapwell, and Amber Tamblyn who all make “short lived” appearances in the clip.
Arshan Sadri is the Channel Manager at Brooklyn based, INDMUSIC, YouTube’s largest music Network. He got his start booking comedy and music at the University of Maryland. On weekends he refuses to travel above 14th street, likes to run, and plays in two bands that are just ok.
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