Run the Jewels gets trippy in their latest visuals to "Lie, Cheat, Steal"

When Atlanta and New York combine, you get a match made in Heaven.

Run the Jewels (RTJ) is a duo made up of Rapper and Producer, El-P — and Killer Mike, who stands firm in his stance as the ATL representative.

There is a tangible difference when genuine chemistry is in the air. In RTJ‘s case, you can hear it in the heart of their music. To Killer Mike, growing up as a kid wanting to be a rapper, rather than a Doctor or Lawyer — he believes that keeping that kid mentality is important in order to maintain that creativity and love for the music.

Run the Jewels is a passionate duo, to say the least. They don’t just churn out music for the money or the fame. These men truly do it right. Watch the trippy visuals to their latest track, “Lie, Cheat, Steal” — where Mike and El-P morph not only the screen in which you’ll be watching it, but verbally with their rugged lyrics.


A few years ago, RTJ swung by Sway In The Morning to throw down dirty lyrics to clean instrumentals, slick acapella flows and respect for one another. It’s honestly really dope. Take it back one time, below:


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