Hip hop duo Killer Mike and El-P, collectively known as Run the Jewels, released “Close Your Eyes” as their third single off their latest album, Run The Jewels 2. The track features former Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha, who works overtime providing a rap verse as well as vocals for the song’s looping production. The latest Run The Jewels album has received nearly universal praise – its arrival coming at a time when some are ready to write off 2014 as an underwhelming year in hip-hop. A$AP Yams, who spearheaded A$AP Rocky’s rise, recently claimed that 2014 has been “the worst year in rap history.”
“The worst year in rap history”!? Is he crazy?! Has he heard “Fancy“???
Oh… that’s his thesis statement.