AU Musical Events: AUSG SUB presents Run The Jewels, TONITE

Looking to turn up to some non-stupid music? Tonight is your night, my friend. AUSG’s Student Union Board is bringing none other than hip hop power duo Run The Jewels to AU!

Run The Jewels is the collaborative project of Atlanta rapper Killer Mike and New York rapper/producer El-P. Both are rap lifers, having been in the game for decades. Mike has stunned for years with appearances on Outkast & Dungeon Family joints. El-P, meanwhile, was central in the New York Definitive Jux label and its scene, producing beloved records by Company Flow, Cannibal Ox, Aesop Rock, and more. Both also boast a long string of successful and critically acclaimed solo albums.

Arguably more important than their legacies, however, are the moves the duo is still making to push hip hop forward as a musical form. Last year their second album, simply titled Run The Jewels 2, exploded onto the scene in an otherwise dry year for rap with a dream combo of lush but hard beats and a nasty attitude. The pair, boasting their best rapping chops, flow over El-P’s jagged beats with an intensity that it feels like they’ve waited their whole careers to unleash. Relentless touring, a steady output of videos, as well as goofy online asides like the Meow The Jewels project, have kept them in the public’s mind since this great album lapped up all the critical praise in 2014.

Opening for the duo is none other than classic comedy rap superhero Biz Markie. Known as the “Clown Prince of Hip Hop,” Biz made a name for himself in the ’80s with his goofy style. Whether you’re a hardcore Biz fan or just want to sing along with “Just A Friend” while you wait for the main act, he’s sure to pump up the party.

Don’t miss it, it’s sure to be an awesome time. Plus the music will be great! The event is tonight in the Tavern at 8. Free admission with your AU ID. This event is AU only so sadly your baby brother can’t come to this one, but that’s okay, you won’t want to share this experience with anybody!

Get there early, because it’s going to fill up fast!