By Amanda Wicks
Run the Jewels fans won’t have to wait too much longer for the duo’s highly anticipated third studio album. El-P and Killer Mike announced today that Run the Jewels 3 will be released January 13th. They also shared the new track “Legend Has It.”
The duo also shared the cover art for RTJ3. El-P and Killer Mike worked with previous collaborator Tim Saccenti to bring their pistol and fist imagery to life. The album features those two symbols rendered in 3D and painted gold. “For us, the RTJ1 hands were about ‘taking what’s yours’ – your world, your life, your attitude. The RTJ2 hands were wrapped in bandages, signifying injury and healing, which for us represented the growth in ideas and tone of that album,” the duo said in a press release. “For RTJ3 the bandages are off, the chain is gone and the hands have been transformed into gold. For us this represents the idea that there is nothing to take that exists outside of yourself. You are the jewel.”
The release date for RTJ3 comes just two days after Run the Jewels kick off their 2017 world tour, which begins on January 11th in Philadelphia.
Check out the cover art and “Legend Has It” below.