There are some things that, as a magazine, you have on your proverbial bucket list. For a while now, bringing Run The Jewels to the cover of Upset has been one of them. The days of thinly defined genre boundaries have long since passed, and Killer Mike and El-P have rarely, if ever, stayed in one lane.
Playing rock shows and working with such scene legends as Zack de la Rocha and Josh Homme, they project a raw, propulsive power which sounds far, far more ‘punk’ than so many of the bands that would tag themselves in such a way. Right now - both because of the way they use their voice, and world events around them - Run The Jewels might just be the most important act on the planet. One thing’s for sure - their new album ‘RTJ4’, which dropped a few weeks ago, is certainly one of the best of 2020. We’re proud to have them grace the front of our magazine.