This week, we look back at a simpler time when Run the Jewels 2 released in their first album in February of 2015. Sam and Cray dig into a track off their first album in this episode. Killer Mike and El-P get after corruption, commercialism, idols, and demonic forces (really!) in “A Christmas F***ing Miracle.” The duo also beef some with the title and the lukewarm calls to worship, but we love the song, which is more evidence that Killer Mike gets it.
- The song’s annotated lyrics on Rap Genius
- You can stream two pre-release tracks off of the new RTJ album before it drops on October 27
- Here’s that killer profile on Mike, with a lot of discussion of his relationship to the faith
- If you insist on paying El-P to drop cat sounds into their first album, here’s the Kickstarter for “Meow the Jewels”