Run The Jewels Kicks Off 10-Year Anniversary Residencies in NYC

Run The Jewels, the explosive hip-hop duo made up of Killer Mike and El Producto, dropped their self titled debut in 2013. To celebrate 10 years in the game, the group is doing short residencies in a few major cities in North America

Kicking it off in NYC, the pair performed the album the great producer Prince Paul once deemed one of the Top 5 best concept albums. “To me that’s a concept record, because they came out with personas of hardcore gangster guys and made songs based on that," he told All Hip Hop.

The first night of the RTJ residency in NYC

The plan, according the group's press release is that they will be “performing a different set each night spanning the band’s full discography, bolstered by a plethora of special guests and surprises along the way.”

This means they will be rocking out one of their albums, in their entirety each night in NY, Chicago, Atlanta and Los Angeles.

"We’re doing four cities, four nights each, and four full albums worth of jams, many we have only performed a small handful of times during our whole existence. So on night one it’s RTJ1 in full, plus many more songs from the other records; night two it’s RTJ2… etc. etc. We can’t wait to get out there and see you,” the duo said in a statement.

For as creative as the pair are, it is fascinating they named their albums after themselves.

The four studio albums RTJ have dropped were all named Run The Jewels

Adding to that oddity is the fact that on their debut album, they rap outfit from Georgia have a great tune called... "Run The Jewels."

So, yes, "Run The Jewels" by Run The Jewels can be found on Run The Jewels.

This is not as rare as you'd think.

Indeed, there are other bands who have songs named after themselves on their self-titled albums.

Here's a short, intentionally incomplete list:

Bo Diddley's "Bo Diddley" from Bo Diddley (1958)

Black Sabbath's "Black Sabbath" off Black Sabbath (1970)

Bad Company's "Bad Company" off Bad Company

Meat Puppets' "Meat Puppets" off Meat Puppets (1982)

Bad Religion's "Bad Religion" off Bad Religion (1981)

Iron Maiden's "Iron Maiden" off Iron Maiden (1980)

The Monkees' "(Theme from) The Monkees" off The Monkees (1966)

In order to yell out "HEY RUN THE JEWELS PLEASE PLAY "RUN THE JEWELS" FROM RUN THE JEWELS," you're gonna need tickets to the show.

Luckily for you they are available on the Run the Jewels' website.

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