Run The Jewels Drop ‘2100’ in Response to Donald Trump’s Election Win
Hot off the release of "Talk to Me" from their anticipated forthcoming third album, RTJ3, Run The Jewels has released a new track, "2100," which they say is in direct response to Donald Trump's highly contested presidential election win.
The track, which also features BOOTS is vintage RTJ, with El-P and Killer Mike spitting socio-political bars about resistance and resisting the urge to categorize revolution. The track offers truth but more than that, hope to get things right after the truth is acknowledged.
Mike, who broke down his thoughts about Trump's win yesterday on the talk show, The Real, opens the guitar-laced track with lyrics fitting for the times: "How long before the hate that we hold/ Lead us to another Holocaust?"
He continues, "The evening news givin' yous views/Telling you to pick your master for president/Then behind the curtain, seen the devil workin'/Came back with some evidence/I'm here to tell you don't let em tell you what's right wrong/Make love, smoke kush, fight, or laugh hard, and live long/That's the anecdote/You defeat the devil when you hold onto hope."
Meanwhile, El-P, who donated $5,000 to Planned Parenthood yesterday (Nov. 9) after the organization began trending on Twitter with fears it would be shut down following Trump's threats to arrest any woman who was seen at an abortion clinic, is focused and passionate.
"I just wanna live, I don't wanna ever have to load a clip/Only hunt bliss/I am still a kid in my heart, But these motherfuckers sick/They don't give a shit, not at all/They don't even want to let you take a little piss in a pot/Listen along, They don't want your love, shit is bugged/Motherfuckers steady getting rich from the blood," he spits.
The duo posted a statement about the song's release, saying its for their fans and loved ones.
"for our friends. for our family. for everyone who is hurting or scared right now. here is a song we wrote months ago. we werent planning on releasing it yet but… well it feels right, now. its about fear and its about love and its about wanting more for all of us. its called 2100. we hope it finds you well."
Listen to "2100" below.