I’m not sure if you guys are aware, but Run the Jewels 2 was the best album of 2014. Killer Mike and El-P, a rap duo from Atlanta and Brooklyn, respectively, put out an album full of anger and hurt in a time when the country was (and still is) reeling from Ferguson and Eric Garner and a whole mess of other shit. They take on cops and politicians and the competition with checked rage and they remind us how little has truly changed. It’s beautifully depressing. If this is new to you, start with “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)” [ft. Zack De La Rocha].
I’m not the only person who feels this way. Pretty much everyone agrees with me. And if you’ve talked to me within the last 3 months or have peeped my Spotify, you know that this album has been on repeat in my life. But that’s not what I’m here to tell you.
I’m here to tell you about Marvel and Deadpool and Howard the Duck. Because they also love RTJ. They love it so much that Howard the Duck #2 and Deadpool #45 will come with variant covers where Marvel characters are seen posing with RTJ’s gun-and-fist logo (above). Check ’em out:
BUT THIS IS NOT THE ONLY RUN THE JEWELS NEWS I HAVE FOR YOU ALL.
Does everyone remember Brucie? I wrote about their Beyonce-themed Valentine’s Day menu in 2014 and this year they are featuring a Kimye menu that is both weird and clever. Brokelyn (which is one of my fave Brooklyn-based blogs) has been advocating for an El-P themed menu for years, and their hard work has finally paid off. They received the following email from Brucie owner and head chef Zahra Tangorra:
Thanks so much for featuring our Kim & Kanye Vday!! I noticed the proposal at the end to create a “Run the Jewels 2″ menu……… challenge excepted! I grew up on a healthy breakfast of Def Jux. Know some of those cats pretty well. So consider it done, Brucie will be making a Run the Jewels 2 menu March 6th. Think “Company Dough-nuts.” Ask and you shall receive!!!
Brokelyn then goes on to propose “Bisque In Her Mouth All Day” which is really just fantastic. I came up with “Lie, Cheat, Veal” and “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Duck).”
Also, you guys should read about “Meow the Jewels” because it is the internet at it’s best. Get it.