Run the Jewels are known for fiery live performances, the kind of hard-hitting shows that make you want to light up a blunt and have a party. Sometimes they rock so hard you might forget that Killer Mike and El-P are actually incredibly thoughtful dudes (even if they make mistakes) who are masters of the rapped word. Last night on Colbert, they showed off that side with a performance of “Thursday in the Danger Room”.
El-P opened the appearance by saying the Run the Jewels 3 track was “dedicated to anyone who lost their life too soon.” The pair then delivered an intense rendition of the poignant song, which El-P closed out with another dedication, this time to his late friend and collaborator Camu Tao. Check out the performance below.