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Old 02-15-2017, 11:08 AM   #1
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Why does Sputnik hate Run the Jewels?

Hey can somebody offer an insight into the backlash against Run the Jewels? To my ears there has been no downturn in quality with the latest release, but people are just gunning for them in the review threads.

Is it because they blew up, thereby taking something that used to be proudly niche and making it obvious? I can see that, it's definitely a shame that stating love for RTJ is seen as a cliche choice, despite the long-running careers of both (especially EL-P, a motherfucking hero).

Maybe it's their kinda bullshit bluster style of lyrics, but that's been their thing since the first release. You can't tell me that EL-P's beats have somehow become lame since the last LP, because that is objectively wrong. 'Call Ticketron' is hard as shit.

Anyway I'm just genuinely interested to hear opinions. I'm not a superfan, but as someone who is big into 'underground' east coast hip hop, I don't exactly hate them.

BTW I searched the forums for similar topics before posting this. Doesn't help that "run", "the" and "rtj" can't be searched.
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Old 02-15-2017, 12:06 PM   #2
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just very "safe" sounding

hype rap for college kids or those who arent really into hip hop

theyre a good introduction to the genre if someone was asking me for a rec to get into it

i find them boring if not cringey tho
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Old 02-15-2017, 01:15 PM   #3
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the latest album is kind of boring but the others were fine

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guitarded_chuck is white don't listen to him
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Old 02-15-2017, 01:32 PM   #4
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backwards hct is a skinny posh scottish boy that has never heard of nas
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Old 02-15-2017, 01:33 PM   #5
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talks about his comprehensive observations of the British class system

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Old 02-15-2017, 01:38 PM   #6
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exactly yeh
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Old 02-15-2017, 02:13 PM   #7
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Old 02-15-2017, 02:18 PM   #8
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Old 02-15-2017, 02:23 PM   #9
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Old 02-15-2017, 02:50 PM   #10
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They got sick beats. When I cruise around in my subaru, it sounds super bass
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Old 02-15-2017, 03:36 PM   #11
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never listened to them but can you compare it to the shit about action bronson?
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:37 AM   #13
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Man, this is turning into the RTJ3 review thread. I'm not cool enough to get these inside jokes yet \_(ツ)_/

Better that Subaru-driving frat boys listen to Run the Jewels and have a chance of discovering some cool shit instead of listening to fucking Migos or something
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not frat boys but fat boys
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But they don't bang dudes. That's what the gays do.

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Lol but forreal they pretty good
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I don't care that much about their music, but killer mike was the best surrogate of the election imo
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Killer Mike is genuine and likeable but ultimately he thinks kinda dumb things which is lamentable
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do you guys really suck each others dicks n stuff during initiation?

That's pretty hardcore
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I was never in a frat. I went to a commuter college. As for the reason why I wasn't on mxtabs/sputnikmusic during my college years, not sure. But I'm back! RTJ!
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just look at these brohs

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Their devil chant sounds like something EL-P would turn into a beat for RTJ4
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:50 AM   #25
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BTW when Run the Jewels read this thread, they can use this rhyme I ghostwrote

Killer Mike bust a nut like a squirrel with a hammer
RTJ, we so chill, like an ice cold Diet Fanta


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Old 02-17-2017, 07:13 PM   #26
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RTJ 2 kinda blew. But RTJ one is a fucking classic and RTJ 3 is pretty well a banger front to back. Anyone who says its only for college kids to "turn up" to is pretty well a scallywag in my books. They got palpable charisma, dope hooks and EL-P is objectively a damn good producer. These are the reasons the spunik community hates them.
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I was never in a frat. I went to a commuter college. As for the reason why I wasn't on mxtabs/sputnikmusic during my college years, not sure. But I'm back! RTJ!
Oh OK

Give any good blowjobs at commuter college then?
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None at all. As soon as class ended, I went home.
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RTJ 2 kinda blew. But RTJ one is a fucking classic and RTJ 3 is pretty well a banger front to back. Anyone who says its only for college kids to "turn up" to is pretty well a scallywag in my books. They got palpable charisma, dope hooks and EL-P is objectively a damn good producer. These are the reasons the spunik community hates them.
This is exactly my feeling. I don't like RTJ2 at all, in fact it kind of represents all the bad things people think about them.

RTJ1 is insanely to the point and RTJ3 is a lot deeper.
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