Run the Jewels, “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry”

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 09.15.14 in Listen to This

At this point, Run the Jewels must just be toying with us. The duo of Killer Mike and El-P is set to release its second album, RTJ2, on October 28 via Nas’s Mass Appeal imprint — it’s “a little more punch-you-in-the-face,” El-P told Wondering Sound contributor Ron Hart — and the sophomore outing’s guest list spans from members of Rage Against the Machine and Blink-182 to Beyoncé muse Boots and Foxygen’s Shaun Fleming.

Their latest collaboration, though, shared as part of the Adult Swim Singles Series, features an even less likely partner: Police Academy vet Michael Winslow on “guest robot voice.” And the track, “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry” — which also appears on the new album — arrives just as Run the Jewels have announced a variety of unusual pre-order options, from the $150,000 “We Are Gordon Ramsay Package” to the $10 million “Run the Jewels Retirement Package.”

Where RTJ2‘s previously shared “Blockbuster Night Part 1” was a boastful display of lyrical virtuosity, what’s more intriguing here (“I rap and fuck,” claims El-P; “I fuck and rap,” Killer Mike adds) is the frantic, Winslow-assisted instrumental. El-P tweeted of the pair’s intake during the recording sessions, “incidentally, mike and i went through 2 ounces of sour, 1 ounce of shrooms and 4 grams of hash in 6 days while recording these. #work.” Below, hear the fruits of their professionalism.