Just as they said they would do earlier this week, hip-hop duo Run The Jewels have released their fourth studio album, RTJ4, free of charge. The album is now available for fans to listen to on all major streaming platforms.
The 11-track studio album released via Jewel Runners follows 2016’s Run The Jewels 3, and features a mix of guest appearances from 2 Chainz, Zack De La Rocha (Rage Against The Machine), Pharrell Williams, Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), Mavis Staples, and more.
A statement shared by the group with the album’s arrival on Wednesday reads, “[Expletive] it, why wait. The world is infested with bullshit so here’s something raw to listen to while you deal with it all. We hope it brings you some joy. Stay safe and hopeful out there.”
The album’s early arrival comes at a time when much of America has been thrust into even more uncertainty as protests focused on strengthening race relations have flooded streets of major cities across the country.
RTJ’s Killer Mike made headlines earlier this week after delivered an impassioned speech aimed at Atlanta’s protestors where he stated, “It is your duty to not burn your own house down for anger with an enemy. It is your duty to fortify your own house, so that you may be a house of refuge in times of organization.”
Stream the new Run The Jewels album in full below:
Run The Jewels – RTJ4
Run The Jewels was scheduled to join Rage Against The Machine on the rock band’s highly-anticipated comeback tour this summer before the emergence of COVID-19 and the indefinite hiatus of the live events industry. The tour has since been rescheduled for 2021.
Run The Jewels 4 is out now – FREE on our website and avail everywhere you listen to music.
— Run The Jewels (@runjewels) June 3, 2020