Run the Jewels, aka the dangerous duo of Killer Mike and El-P, are taking their time with their fourth self-titled album, which has yet to receive an official release date. However, the rappers have been plenty generous with updates, the latest of which is particularly notable: Responding to a stressed-out fan, El-P revealed Monday that “the album will be out before we play Coachella” in April, adding, “We will announce a hard date soon.”
Run the Jewels are among the top acts set to perform at Coachella 2020, performing on the two-weekend festival’s first nights on Friday, April 10 and 17. The duo are currently amid their longest break between albums (read: busting their asses on the new one) since the release of their self-titled debut in 2013—Run the Jewels, RTJ2 and RTJ3 (surprise-released digitally on Christmas 2016, then physically the following year) made Paste’s lists of the best albums of 2013, 2014 and 2017, respectively, so it’s safe to say expectations are high for the fourth episode.
Brush up on everything we know about RTJ4 so far here and stay tuned for more info on the album. While you’re waiting, run RTJ3 back below.