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Run the Jewels

Feb. 14
7 p.m.
$30-$35
DJ, Hip-Hop

It’s easy to tie Run the Jewels’ blistering music to the bleak apocalypticism of Trump’s America. In reality, the veteran rap duo comprising Atlanta’s Killer Mike and Brooklyn’s El-P have always taken a brazen, defiant approach to dark forces. Both rappers deal with the ugly truths of U.S. politics and culture with the cool, brash swagger required to survive, thrive, and resist, having fun making casual threats and dick jokes along the way. Their latest free album, last December’s RTJ3, continues their streak of consistent, emotive, and ruggedly futurist underground rap, dealing unflinchingly with modern unease while maintaining the joyous vibe that forms the core of their collaboration. Live, RTJ exemplify that impeccable chemistry with the tag-team intensity, skill, and energy necessary to live up to El-P’s massive and crushing production. With Gas Lamp Killer, Spark Master Tape, and Cuz. All ages.