Before yesterday, Run the Jewels fans thought that they would have to struggle through the rest of the worst year in history to hear the followup to Run the Jewels 2. But then, a genuine Christmas miracle happened in the form of a surprise release of Run the Jewels 3 a few weeks in advance of its original release date in January. Here’s the statement from Killer Mike and El-P explaining how this blessed event came to be:
“For Our Jewel Runners Worldwide,
Fuck it. We couldn’t help ourselves. It just feels right. After a crazy fucking year and with a full tour about to set off we asked ourselves what we were waiting for… and we just couldn’t come up with a great answer. You’ve been with us since we started this thing and its made such a huge difference in our lives to have your energy and love. Thank you. So as a gift to all of you who have allowed us to continue to do what we love: RTJ3. We busted our asses on this one and we think we made something special this round. Grab it for free, buy it on any of the digital platforms you like or stream it. Physical copies will still be dropping in January as announced but until then: enjoy and we will see you on the road!
With our love,
Jaime and Mike.”
You can find Run the Jewels 3 on Spotify and other streaming platforms right now, and you don’t even need the Holy Spirit to guide you—eat it, all other Christmas miracles.