Run the Jewels have teamed up with Rage Against the Machine’s Zack de la Rocha on ‘Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)’, coming off their upcoming album Run the Jewels 2. The track is everything you would expect from a collab like this: hardcore backing, bass, flow. You know the drill.
Apparently the collaboration has been in the works for decades, El-P explains, “We worked on music together in the late ’90s after Rage broke up but it never came out. We remained friends, though, and when I was in L.A. working on the record I bumped in to him literally on the way to the studio. He came by and listened to what we had and a day later was recording with us.”
RTJ2 is available for pre-order on their website now, and the album will be released to everyone else via Mass Appeal Records on October 28.
Run the Jewels 2 Tracklist:
02. Oh My Darling Don’t Cry
03. Blockbuster Night Part 1
04. Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (feat. Zack de la Rocha)
05. All My Life
06. Lie, Cheat, Steal
07. Early (feat. BOOTS)
08. All Due Respect (feat. Travis Barker)
09. Love Again (Akinyele Back)
10. Crown (feat. Diane Coffee)
11. Angel Duster
Sidenote: Meow the Jewels is only $7,000 off its Kickstarter goal. You can do it!
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