Killer Mike and El-P don’t have to recite their hip-hop credentials. The 2 members of Run The Jewels have been a fixture in rap’s underground in each Atlanta and New York Metropolis for many years, and have spent the final 5 years or so basking within the highlight, whereas blowing individuals’s minds with a few of the most potent bars and beats anybody has ever heard earlier than. What many individuals don’t know nevertheless is how a lot they love rock music.

In a latest interview with Revolver, Mike and El opened up about what bands they’ve loved by way of the years and the way they’ve been influenced by totally different rock artists in their very own music.

“I similar to heavy music usually,” El defined. “Heavy rock and heavy metallic and heavy rap and heavy all the pieces. Something that will get to the extra emotional and darkish aspect of music.” He then cited influences like “Gang Of 4, Suicide, The Conflict.” Killer Mike added, “I’m fortunate sufficient to have grown up at a time when you can see Run DMC and Metallica in the identical summer season.” Then he cited his love of Rage Towards The Machine, who’s frontman Zack De La Rocha, has change into a frequent RTJ collaborator lately, most notably on the tune “Shut Your Eyes And Rely To F*ck.”

You’ll be able to take a look at the total video of their chat with Revolver beneath.

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