The actor was speaking in a new interview with Chideo, where he declared his love for the hip-hop duo, as well as voicing his opinion on the integral need for charity and how he always wants to help those in need.
“Run the Jewels is probably the best stuff I’ve listened to as of late. And there’s a message, which is good,” he said.
Depp then elaborated on his appreciation of the duo of Killer Mike and El-P, highlighting their lyrics as a key component for what makes them so great. “”It’s brilliant musically, it’s brilliant sonically, but the lyrics have a way of touching kids and making people think.”
“It’s time really now in the world, really now, because it’s getting more and more unpleasant out there, it’s important now to pay attention to the generations coming up and to salute them and teach them the best that we can,” he said.
The duo joined forces in 2013 when they released their eponymous debut Run The Jewels. It went on to achieve universal critical acclaim, and saw them returning a year later with the follow up, Run The Jewels 2.
Since then there has been a remixed album entitled Meow The Jewels, but recently Killer Mike caused a stir when he posted a video to Instagram which featured a small snippet of music that will reportedly feature on the duo’s third record, Run The Jewels 3 – which we’re already counting down the minutes and seconds until we hear it.
Revisit a classic Run The Jewel’s track from their sophomore effort below: