Photo by Philip Cosores
Considering El-P pulls double duty as the producer for Run the Jewels, we don’t often hear the dynamic duo rhyming together on other people’s beats aside from guest appearances on DJ Shadow’s “Nobody Speak” and Danger Mouse’s “Chase Me”. Now, we can add Statik Selektah to the exclusive club with the new track, “Put Jewels on It”.
The fresh cut has a classic New York sound and finds El-P and Killer Mike spitting intricate rhymes over a beat which would make DJ Premier proud. Although it’s a far cry from El’s Blade Runner meets the Bomb Squad production, the pair doesn’t strain to find their groove. “Mikey, he went maniac like Wayne,” Killer Mike boasts. “When he went Wayne-niac/ And did a milli/ But I been this silly, really.” Hear it below.
“Put Jewels on It” is the lead single from Selektah’s upcoming album, 8, which arrives December 8th through Showoff Records/Duck Down Music. The 18-track effort will also feature appearances from 2 Chainz, Action Bronson, Westside Gunn, Conway, Raekown, The Lox, Sean Price, the late Prodigy, and many more. Check out the artwork and tracklist below.
01. Harley’s Blues (The World Could Save) [feat. Harley Harl and Francesca]
02. Man of the Hour (feat. 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa)
03. Put Jewels on It (feat. Run the Jewels)
04. Watching Myself (feat. Action Bronson)
05. Get Down (feat. Wale and Phil Adé)
06. Ain’t a Damn Thing Change (feat. G-Eazy, Joey Bada$$, and Enisa)
07. But You Don’t Hear Me Tho (feat. The Lox and Mtume)
08. No. 8 (feat. Westside Gunn, Conway, and Termanology)
09. What Can We Do, Pt. 1 & 2 (feat. Anoyd, Crimeapple, Avenue, Nick Grant, Millyz, and Chris Rivers)
10. Don’t Run (feat. Joyner Lucas)
11. Go Gettas (feat. Wais P, Sean Price and Tek)
12. Slept to Death (feat. Curren$y and Cousin Stizz)
13. Everything (Show Me Love) [feat. PnB Rock and Lil’ Fame]
14. Nobody Move (feat. Raekwon and Royce da 5’9”)
15. Shakem Up (feat. B-Real and Everlast)
16. Pull the Curtain Back (feat. No Malice)
17. Disrespekt (feat. Prodigy)
18. All Said & Done (JFK’s 8 Ball Outro) [feat. Plays and Juelz Santana]