Run The Jewels rapper and producer El-P has announced that he is currently settling in to work on two brand new albums. He recently told fans on Instagram and Twitter that work is beginning on Run The Jewels 3, sharing a tiny snippet of a new track.
The Brooklyn artist announced the news via Twitter:
today i retreat to the woods to commence production on 2 albums. if i get eaten by bears let the record show i was stoned and working.
— el-p (@therealelp) January 2, 2016
“The woods” is almost definitely the recording studio used to create RTJ 1 and 2, based in Garrison, upstate New York. While Killer Mike once told FADER that recording in a serene location was “strange” because “there’s no sex clubs and drugs and violence,” El-P went on to reveal that it’s still fairly debaucherous. “Constant inebriation, consistent and potentially unhealthy marijuana intake, the occasional psychedelic journey, and we just rap our asses off.”
As for the second album El-P is working on, we can only guess. Considering that he has recently contributed music to films including Fantastic Four and documentary Rubble Kings, a film soundtrack seems possible. Another option (though perhaps more far-fetched) is a new solo album from either him or Killer Mike. His last solo release was Cancer 4 Cure, released in 2012, and he produced Mike’s last solo album R.A.P Music, also in 2012.