Run The Jewels have released the Digital Deluxe version of their acclaimed RTJ4 album and along with it, a new version of their modern throwback classic “ooh la la” featuring Lil Wayne. The Digital Deluxe package also includes alternate album art, remixes from Royal Blood, What So Not, the exclusive “No Save Point” from Cyberpunk 2077, plus instrumental & album versions of all original RTJ4 tracks.
Released in June 2020, into a spreading pandemic and less than 2 weeks after the murder of George Floyd, RTJ4 immediately connected with the zeitgeist sweeping society, both domestically and beyond, resonating with critics and fans alike as one of the most important and compelling albums of the year. Debuting at #10 on the Billboard album charts after only 3 days of eligible sales, the album firmly established itself as a mainstay on mid-year and year-end best-of lists, including Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Complex, Hypebeast, NPR, SPIN, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today and TIME, while also being named Album of the Year by NME and Artist of the Year by SPIN. It is a quintessential RTJ offering – equally bombastic and nuanced, pivoting from incisive social commentary to boisterous hilarity and back with astounding agility, all buoyed by outstanding feature appearances from Pharrell Williams, Zack de la Rocha, Mavis Staples, 2 Chainz, Josh Homme, DJ Premier, Gangsta Boo and more. The group, who recently completed festival performances at BottleRock, Riot Fest and Summerfest, head out on the rescheduled and highly anticipated Rage Against The Machine Tour in March of next year.
Run the Jewels has also launched a brand new website in conjunction with the Digital Deluxe drop – www.runthejewels.com – featuring elevated design by Studio Pretty, robust e-commerce via Mainfactor, and a new RTJ x ABC apparel line. Later this year the band will be introducing online ordering for highly sought-after RTJ beverages, which includes craft beers, hard seltzers and most recently, The Ground Below cold brew coffee which debuted at Riot Fest in collaboration with Chicago’s Dark Matter Coffee.
This October, Run the Jewels will be releasing more craft beer offerings with partners new and old. First up, the group keeps their support for Black-owned businesses flowing with All Due Respect, a strong ale brewed in collaboration Blacktoberfest on Oct. 8th in LA & Durham, NC. The duo then runs it back with their very first brewery partner, Brooklyn’s Interboro Spirits & Ales, on a Yankee & the Brave IPA; and teams up for the first time with ATL’s Black-owned Hippin Hops Brewery on a Yankee and The Brave peach sour, to be released in conjunction with RTJ’s headlining appearance at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival on Oct. 23. And if that’s not enough, RTJ and premier Mexican craft brewer Cerveza Minerva have linked up once again, this time to release the juicy IPA Oh Mama in early November, which the band then follows up with a tequila & mezcal combination offering from Mexico City’s Alacran (www.autenticoalacran.com) later this year.
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RTJ4 (Deluxe Edition) Tracklisting
yankee and the brave
ooh la la
out of sight
goonies vs E.T.
walking in the snow
never look back
the ground below
pulling the pin
a few words for the firing squad
ooh la la (Lil Wayne version)
JU$T (What So Not Remix)
the ground below feat. Royal Blood (Royal Jewels mix)
No Save Point (from Cyberpunk 2077)
yankee and the brave (instrumental)
ooh la la (instrumental)
out of sight (instrumental)
holy calamafuck (instrumental)
goonies vs E.T. (instrumental)
walking in the snow (instrumental)
never look back (instrumental)
the ground below (instrumental)
pulling the pin (instrumental)
a few words for the firing squad (instrumental)
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