Run the Jewels is arguably the best, most hardcore duo in modern rap… a reputation they only continue to enforce by playing in the rawest “venues” imaginable.
As part of Jack Daniels’ Uncut Sessions, Killer Mike and El-P performed a rendition of “Pew Pew Pew” in Killer Mike’s Atlanta barbershop, Graffitis SWAG. The song is a bonus cut from their 2013 self-titled debut that was also included on their exclusive release for Record Store Day 2015.
Barbershops have long been a forum of hip-hop discussion and culture, adding to the raw, hardcore aesthetic of this performance.
After you’re done watching the performance, listen to Mike and El tell Uproxx about how they got started, what’s next, and the art of their raucous live shows.