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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Will Rogers Stage

Modern Stage

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Modern Stage

Run The Jewels

Run The Jewels

Saturday, Apr. 29, 2017, 10:00pm – Will Rogers Stage

Turn up the bass and rally the troops. This isn’t just music – this is a resistance, a tectonic movement of togetherness propelled by body-shaking beats, razor-sharp lyrics, and blunt force bravado. Performing with ferocity and finesse, Run the Jewels is a hip hop super-group comprised of two illustrious rap scene veterans, El-P and Killer Mike. The two best friends captivate crowds, forever one-upping each other with their intuitive connection, exquisite smack-talking, and irrefutable artistry. RTJ delivers heavy-hitting truths with lethal humor, their message motivated by a fervent desire for change.

Why the Music Matters: Since slamming onto the radar in 2013 with the release of their hugely successful debut LP, Run the Jewels has rocketed skyward. Their albums keep getting better, their lyrics more creative, their on-stage chemistry more compelling. RTJ is the only truly elite rap group to emerge in the last decade or so. Shows on their current Run the World Tour have sold out from Los Angeles to London, including four in New York City alone. With a #1 album on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop and Rap charts, Run the Jewels proves that they’ve earned their bragging rights.

Sounds a Little Like: Danny Brown, A Tribe Called Quest, Chance the Rapper

– Shilo Urban, Fort Worth Magazine

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