Run the Jewels Unleash Monster New Track ‘Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite)’
Adult Swim has shared free singles all summer long, and today (Oct. 5), Run the Jewels deliver the series’ final entry, “Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite).”
The song, which can be heard below, will appear on the upcoming soundtrack for Rubble Kings, a documentary detailing late ‘60s and early '70s gang violence in the Bronx. Killer Mike opens the track with an ominous voiceover: “I’ve seen AK-47s. I’ve seen sawed-off shotguns. I’ve seen all this. I’ve seen dynamite on the street.”
Killer Mike is roughly quoting 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s, the 1979 documentary that also explores inter-gang wars in the Bronx. The spoken portion gives way to a thundering cut from the rap duo, who most recently released a collection of cat-inspired remixes of their acclaimed sophomore effort, Run the Jewls 2. In addition to Killer Mike and El-P, "Rubble Kings Theme" features contributions from Little Shalimar, Bun B, Ka and Mr. Muthaf---in’ eXquire.
The Shan Nicholson-directed film, Rubble Kings, arrived back in June; check out the trailer at the bottom of the page. Its soundtrack is slated for an Oct. 30 release via Mass Appeal.