CHICAGO, IL - JULY 21:  Killer Mike performs onstage during the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park on July 21, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Roger Kisby/Getty Images)

Killer Mike: “We Want Run The Jewels 3 Out This Year”

Despite the recent collaboration between DJ Shadow and themselves, there’s been quite a wait for Run The Jewels fans eagerly awaiting any news of their third album Run The Jewels 3.

To put an end to all the rumours, we finally have more information from one half of the duo. The man himself, Killer Mike stopped by to talk to HipHopWired and ended up disclosing everything he could about the heavily anticipated third record, letting us know that they should be fine for a 2016 release date.

“I’d like to be finished by July 7th, I’d like to ball out on the 4th,” Mike told HipHopWired. “I think we will be done soon. People know when we say soon, we’re trying to get it out. We want it out this year.”

Mike promises a “harder, darker, meaner, angrier” album, something that seems almost impossible to accomplish after their past projects, which touched on plenty of heavy topics like police brutality, religion, and the government, intertwined with RTJ’s classic zany themes, tea-bagging piranha tanks and running through fields of dicks.

“I’m just smoking weed, eating ‘shrooms, watching Big Trouble In Little China everyday,” laughs Mike. “You know what we’re doing, we’re going zany. We’re going dark. I think we have some stuff that will touch your soul, and that’s just with demos and rough stuff. In a few days we’re going to polish the diamonds up.”

With big name collaborations such as Big Boi and Zac De La Rocha, Mike was asked about what big name artist may contribute to this record, yet he remained composed and amusingly refused to give any information about the collaborator they have in mind.

Luckily for us though, he did happen to say that Run The Jewels will absolutely be touring this release, so fingers crossed we see the duo heading down under in the New Year or sooner.

If you’re interested to hear what the project might sound like, El-P actually teased some of the beats from the project which you can check out here! For further reading you can also check out our interview we did with the two of them here and to watch the full interview with Killer Mike, head to HipHopWired here!