Hip-hop power duo Run the Jewels have been named the official ambassadors of this year’s Record Store Day. The group’s two members in Killer Mike and El-P will look to follow the footsteps of St. Vincent as last year’s ambassador for the one-day music holiday, which celebrates independent record stores and the physical recording process. Record Store Day is scheduled to take place on April 21 this year.
Run the Jewels' surprise-released their third full-length album on Christmas Eve back in 2016. An exclusive 12-inch version of the LP was included as one of last year’s Record Store Days special releases, and included a trio of previously shared tracks and one new one titled "Bust No Moves" feat. SL Jones. The track can be heard in full via the audio-only video above. The band didn’t comment as to whether they’ll be sharing more exclusive recordings for this year’s holiday, or if and where they’ll be appearing/performing, but fans should assume the two musicians to do something special as this year’s ambassadors.
“Killer Mike and El-P both have long histories with record stores, having spent their youth hanging out and letting the culture soak in and become part of the men and musicians they became,” Record Store Day organizers said about their decision in a statement on their website. “They also have a long history of celebrating RSD with a special release, and their Official Video Statement has a little sneak peek about what's coming from RTJ on Record Store Day 2018!”
The video can be watched in full by clicking here.
Run The Jewels continued their promotion of Run the Jewels 3 with their own concerts and festival appearances throughout 2017. They made headlines more recently as part of an impressive group of artists who will be joining Lorde for some of the North American shows her upcoming Melodrama world tour in March and April. Tickets to select concerts on the upcoming run are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here.