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Run The Jewels 3

Run The Jewels

Run The Jewels 3

Third studio album from the two hip hop heavyweights Killer Mike and El-P featuring guest appearances from Danny Brown, Joi Gilliam, Trina and Kamasi Washington

ADM rating[?]

8.5

Label
Run The Jewels Inc.
UK Release date
24/12/2016
US Release date
24/12/2016
  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    Equal parts red-hot fire and cold hard reality, Killer Mike and El-P’s third album as Run The Jewels is a muscular call to arms
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  2. 10.0 |   NME

    Hip-hop has seldom sounded this righteous since Public Enemy
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  3. 10.0 |   The FT

    Most sequels decline in quality. But rap duo Run the Jewels defy the law of diminishing returns on their third outing since 2013
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  4. 10.0 |   DIY

    ‘RTJ3’ is a ludicrously consistent assault of a record, with deftness and finesse, but enough surgical precision to land haymaker after haymaker
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  5. 9.5 |   The 405

    We've had countless albums predicating calls for mobilisation before, and they're generally provocative and valued but ultimately specious, but on RTJ3 there's a visceral directness that cuts to the aorta
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  6. 9.3 |   Paste Magazine

    Run the Jewels was supposed to be as fleeting as a “fuck you,” but the group has evolved by revealing that sentiment is eternal. RTJ3 sharpens that revelation and encases it in lustrous, dazzling gold. The crooks had the jewels all along
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  7. 9.0 |   The Music

    It's another near-classic album from an outfit seemingly incapable of delivering anything but
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  8. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Run the Jewels 3 is a rap armoury for hard times, a hip-hop bullhorn that afflicts the comfortable and comforts the afflicted
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  9. 9.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    RTJ has continued to rise to the occasion and deliver galvanizing political rap that is equal parts menace and message
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  10. 9.0 |   All Music

    In short, RTJ3 is near perfect in its execution. They're so good at this that it seems almost unfair in its effortlessness
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  11. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    This is an album that could easily be subtitled Mission Accomplished, but for once, it feels like bowing out on top would be ill-advised. That, in itself, is quite the compliment
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  12. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Run The Jewels’s fine vein of form continues and this is their defining moment so far, a call to arms, to overthrow a perceived failing system and reassert the authority of the forgotten and neglected underclasses
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  13. 8.8 |   Gig Soup

    One of the few positives of the political shit-storm that struck the US in 2016 is that it seems to have fired up Run the Jewels once more, helping the two rappers reach previously untouched heights
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  14. 8.6 |   Pitchfork

    RTJ3 is essentially the Run the Jewels manifesto, an outpouring of rage and defiance that never loses sight of the objectives: rallying the troops, holding all accountable, and toppling oppression
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  15. 8.5 |   Beardfood

    From politics to personal loss, RTJ are here again to comfort us
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  16. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It's Mike's rare ability to make powerful and relevant political music that sets him apart from the crowd. As a result, Run the Jewels use RTJ3 as a platform to tackle Trump in a more sophisticated (and hilarious) way than YG
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  17. 8.5 |   Earbuddy

    Everything seems in its right place at the right time, as if it always was, even before audio conception. The previous albums literally feel like the successful experiments that led to RTJ 3 being a possibility
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  18. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    Three albums deep, Killer Mike and El-P sound as hungry as ever, and the world is still full of Caesars with ripe throats
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  19. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    They’ve summed up the temperature of the country’s last few years twice: Run the Jewels 2 sounded powerful, like an old voice being heard by new masses for the first time. And Run the Jewels 3 sounds powerless, like the masses have left and the choir is all that’s left to preach to again
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  20. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    The last two songs on Run the Jewels 3 might be the best two songs in their entire trilogy so-far
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  21. 8.2 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    The pair’s poetry remains bold and bizarre, with wondrous lines that variously zing and titillate
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  22. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The formula is probably becoming familiar, but its time is now
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  23. 8.0 |   The Independent

    A set of songs that alternate between hard-hitting social commentary and boasts about how great Run The Jewels are
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  24. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Run the Jewels can still detonate rhymes like a Molotov cocktail lobbed into a CVS, but now they're strategizing for the long war ahead
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  25. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    The most accomplished chapter in the duo's trilogy of LPs
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  26. 8.0 |   Mojo

    NEW Rages hard over bass-driven beats positively thrumming with vitality. Print edition only

  27. 8.0 |   State

    It’s not Run The Jewels’ most in your face album but it is as life-affirming as previous efforts and it provides a lyrical roadmap for dealing with the tough times that El-P and Killer Mike see ahead
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  28. 8.0 |   Crack

    If RTJ2 was the emerging sounds of revolt, RTJ3 is the much-needed blueprint for change
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  29. 8.0 |   Q

    This is essential listening - now more than ever. Print edition only

  30. 8.0 |   NOW

    Killer Mike and El-P's latest collaboration takes on the politics of the day with relentless energy and biting wordplay
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  31. 7.0 |   American Songwriter

    It’s another victory lap from a pair of rappers who are mastering the form, one glorious album at a time
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  32. 7.0 |   Clash

    Thankfully there’s enough gold at hand to excuse Run The Jewels for getting a little bit carried away with their own runaway success
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  33. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Remains too entrenched in the grammar of the past to ever feel entirely fresh
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