Run The Jewels Signs Deal With Nas' Mass Appeal Records

Run The Jewels' second album is also set to be released for free, Killer Mike says.

Nas' Mass Appeal Records has signed Run The Jewels to a deal, according to a press release from the label.

The deal links Run The Jewels with fellow recent Mass Appeal signees Fashawn, Boldy James and Bishop Nehru, for the release of the next album by the duo, which consists of Killer Mike and El-P.

Recently, Nas spoke about his plans for Mass Appeal Records.

"I'm excited to be a part of creating and supporting future careers and legacy artists, promoting love and finding new genius to help the world," Nas told Billboard earlier this year. "I'm going to be as involved as I need to be, but I also want to be respectful of the art and give artists the space they need to grow and become themselves."

Killer Mike's Instagram post about the signing is below. The image comes with the following caption: "Oh yeah #RTJ2 is coming out for free download again and we struck a deal with Mass Appeal! :)"

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42 Comments

  • Anon

    Why would Nas do this?! EL-P is ass.

  • Anonymous

    Drop that shit, I'll see them again on tour

  • White_Boi

    The first Run The Jewels album was a classic and I expect the second to be just as hot. I've been a fan of El-P for while now, but I don't really feel Killer Mike's solo work. Maybe I'll give him another chance.

  • PATHH88

    EL P GONNA BE MAKING BEATS FOR NAS SOON YO, I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR NAS OVER SOME CAN OX, DEEP SPACE 9MM, CO FLOW TYPE BEATS THAT EL-P MAKES, SO FUCKIN UNDER RATED...RUN THE JEWELS !!! I took this photograph soaking wet After an 8-ball cataract broke a jazz bass fret The same touch to the chest of a young musician He wrote his own eulogy with cocaine hands Heroin arms, Novocaine memories Lost since dropped into room from pink mammaries Off of the dome, shit I'm off of the phone Off of the couch, off track Out at OTB with a stub and a heart murmur A flask in a fanny pack A bastard on any track (C'mon) Daddy needs a new Megatron Cause the die cast was metal and blasted his left arm You should've viewed how it affected John, cause He erected bubble truths that burst loose from a glass bear hug Cannonballing from mattresses for kitty litter fragments Gleaming white under the black light Well that's a random journal entry from scissor-hand nostalgia Powers down to transfers To some elected methodology of bare-knuckle compassion A train wreck waiting to happen Spelled out with refrigerator magnets G-R-O-W-N-A-S-S-M-A-N, ducking his own death threats And stay fresh (What?) Microscopic Sally Struthers with a lobster bib Munching on white platelets Epiphanies leap out and surprise Off of a batch of dead friends, the hardest way to get zen You motherfuckers don't have grit You're all teenage poetry, martyrs without causes Alarmists and opinions (get taxed) Motherfucker, did I sound abstract? I hope it sounded more confusing than that Cause my clarity was found under the arm Of an economy sized mouse trap I dedicate this to Matt Doo (thank you) My name is El-P, I produce and I rap too

  • Anonymous

    THE SAIYAN RACE HAS EVOLVED SINCE THAT CREATURE WAS ENTRAPPED. YOU TOO, KAKAROT, CAN PROVE HELPLESS WHEN YOU DROP YOUR GUARD!!! I HAVE IN ME THE ROYAL BLOOD OF A SUPER SAIYAN PRINCE! VEGETA!!!!! THINK OF WHAT THE SUPREME KAI SAID. HE'S BEEN CONSTANTLY SURPRISED AT OUR STRENGTH. ON BABIDI'S SHIP WE CONQUERED WHAT WERE SUPPOSED TO BE THE GREATEST FIGHTERS IN THE UNIVERSE -- AND WE BARELY BROKE A SWEAT!!! THINK ABOUT IT KAKAROT. THAT MAJIN BUU HAS BEEN PROVEN AS A WEAKLING, AT LEAST BY THE MEASURING BAR YOU AND I HAVE SET! IS IT TOO HARD TO UNDERSTAND CLOWN? WE SAIYANS HAVE TAKEN A RULING PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE THAT EVEN ITS GREATEST OVERSEERS COULDN'T PREDICT! MAJIN BUU MAY HAVE RULED IN HIS TIME BUT NOW HE'S SORELY OUTCLASSED.

  • Anonymous

    Isn't Killer Mike the same cat who always braging and boasting about being Indy? Hypocrite much? Still Killer Mike and RTJ are fucking dope!

  • Anonymous

    Another win for hip hop

  • jfjh

    I hope Nas won't be featured on the album.

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  • GAboyinCali

    Been a fan of Killer Mike for years, hopefully this co-sign will finally get him that long overdue exposure

  • Anonymous

    I normally wouldn't check for these peoples music, but I'll probably buy it cause they're with nas' label.

  • nuc

    faith in hiphop restored.

  • Its Um

    So killer mike going to be sign to two labels or that deal with T.I. and Atlanta is over?

    • Anonymous

      I see, Bankhead, but does that really mean anything? I mean, I guess El-P could slap a Def Jux logo on his Fat Possum album but it's pretty much just an association.

    • BankheadBoss

      R.A.P. Music was a Grind Time Official / Grand Hustle release, distributed by Adult Swim / Williams Street Records.

    • Anonymous

      Plus his last solo came out under Adult Swim (Williams Street). I know at the time he was still talking about a bunch of different projects, with maybe something still under T.I..but he's at least 3 projects past his last release with them. I'm assuming there have been a lot of changes with that label in that time.

    • Anonymous

      I think RTJ as a group is under Mass Appeal while Killer Mike, himself, is still signed to Grand Hustle. Honestly, I didn't even know he was still under GH before you brought it up.

  • Mass Appeal

    Nas is putting together a quality roster of artists.. so far so good.

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  • Clint Barton

    Now that's dope! The Mass Appeal roster is looking real nice.

  • Bruthadee

    Can't believe Nas signed a white boy.

    • Holdup

      Hold the phone man. Know your role. El-P is a legend in the underground. He's been around and build this game up at the same time as Nas and some other cats just beneath the surface. Don't ever call him "a white boy" or a "new artist" because he's paid his dues tenfold.

    • Tara Reid

      When people like Bobby Shmurda, 2 Chainz and French Montana are out there, Nas signs El-P! WTF! Bring real hip-hop back, word to Benzino.

    • Anonymous

      i know for real i cant believe this in 2014 of all years! sheesh white people man this is terrible i lost all respect for nas

  • YES

    This is good for real hip hop, Mass Appeal is the NEW Def Jam.

  • FMA

    Underground hip hop is incredible boring. On the other hand, French Montana is a creative and ambitious rapper with numerous classic hip hop songs.

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