By Phillip Mlynar
Screenshot from "Run the Jewels" video. That guy in the back, with the RAP FAN hat? He used to be a St. Louis hip-hop mainstay.
By now, you've had a few weeks to play El-P and Killer Mike's magnificent Run the Jewels 2 on repeat. (If not, quietly chastise yourself and then head over here and download it now.) While the chemistry between Mike and El is an undeniable draw, the Run the Jewels movement has also bloomed into something of an ensemble project, with a coterie of behind-the-scenes cohorts also contributing to the album. Consider this a salute to the faithful jewel-running supporting cast.More »