Coachella Photos: Run The Jewels’ Riotous Victory Lap

Run The Jewels, aka Killer Mike and El-P, are the hottest dynamic duo in rap these days, a furiously good tag-team with an ocean of gratitude for the desert love they received on Saturday during our Day Two Coachella extravaganza – but not without a cocky grin, having arrived onstage to Queen’s “We Are The Champions”.

After “Blockbuster Night Part 1,” both rappers leaned far out and hugged members of the crowd. “This is a dream come true,” said El-P. They returned the good vibes with depictions of realtime-issue nightmare scenarios, from Ferguson to media depictions of ghetto culture, to Chinese sweatshops and beyond.

Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack De La Rocha stepped up to the mic for “Close Your Eyes (And Count to …),” overcoming deafening cheers to deliver his first high-profile guest appearance in years. Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and rapper Gangsta Boo also made appearances.


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