Run The Jewels have just begun touring around the States, and beyond, on their Jewel Runner tour. The tour, which comes with some incredible Blade Runner-inspired artwork, sees Killer Mike and El-P’s DJ Trackstar releasing a really, really awesome tour mixtape. It features a slew of tracks from RTJ and related artists, collaborators and so on. Meow The Jewels is represented by Boots‘ Meowrly mix, their Big Grams collab (itself a collab between Big Boi and Phantogram) is there along with tracks by Boots, Fashawn and Cuz Lightyear. Their recent live performance on Stephen Colbert, alongside TV on the Radio, who performed as the backing band for the night, caps it off on a high note.
The artwork (above) was designed by Ian Klarer, responsible for the tour poster and more.
Here’s what Trackstar had to say about the mixtape (via Uproxx):
“Indeed, it is true that we’re a week into tour, but it’s still better late than never that I present for your enjoyment the Jewel Runner Tour mixtape. I’ve dropped more merch than mixes lately – including my SKRATCH FAN snapback collabo with DJ QBert and the RAPFANxRTJDJ t-shirt – but it all starts with the music, so I had to put something together for the tour.
The project features tracks from all four touring acts, including Boots’ Meow the Jewels remix and RTJ’s late-night television performance with TV on the Radio, as well as incredibly dope exclusives from Fashawn and Cuz Lightyear. Mike and El did some light hosting in classic WRTJ fashion, and the artwork was expertly handled by the great Ian Klarer, who also did the tour poster andlast year’s tour mix cover, among other things.
Check out the full tracklist, stream the mix below and/or download it here. But, if you’re a collector and want a physical copy, you’ll have to come out to one of our tour dates and hit up the merch table, or catch me spinning at an afterparty. RTJ all day… salutes.”
Run the Jewels feat Cuz Lightyear – Bust No Moves
Boots – Aquaria
Fashawn – Ain’t Me (Exclusive)
Cuz Lightyear – S.L.A.B.
Run the Jewels feat Boots – All My Life
Fashawn feat Busta Rhymes – Out the Trunk Remix
Boots – I Run Roulette
Cuz Lightyear – FRGN D$GN (Exclusive)
Big Grams feat Run the Jewels – Born to Shine
Boots – Howl Your Move
Cuz Lightyear – Trapaphobia
Fashawn – 100 Bars
Meow the Jewels – Meowrly (Boots Remix)
Cuz Lightyear – Sags N Flags
Run the Jewels & TV On the Radio – Angel Duster (Live on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)