Run the Jewels previously collaborated with Zack de la Rocha on “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)”, one of the standout tracks on a standout album, Run the Jewels 2. Now, it looks like El-P and Killer Mike have reunited with the Rage Against the Machine frontman, and they’ve brought reinforcements. Last night, El posted the above picture of RTJ, de la Rocha, and Nas in the studio together.
“This happened,” read the caption. While it’s not entirely known what “this” is, the hope is that it has something to do with Run the Jewels 3. It’s also possible that Nas was just checking in on the trio, as his Mass Appeal Records releases RTJ’s music. Still, he has a history of appearing with the El and Mike, having surprised a Brooklyn crowd by performing “Made You Look” with the pair at Northside Festival.
A month ago, El also posted a picture of RTJ with Kendrick Lamar, though it’s unclear if this was an in-studio image. See both pictures below as we await for any official word on RTJ 3, as well as the impending release of Meow the Jewels.