In a fairly hilarious and unexpected turn of events, Run the Jewels appeared on NPR show Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! El-P and Killer Mike were on the show to play “Not My Job,” the game in which celebrity guests are asked to answer questions about things which they’re not expected to have any prior knowledge. In the pre-game interview portion, El-P explained why they made the Meow the Jewels remix album (“I was high on marijuana, I don’t know what to tell you”), while the actual game portion of the segment found them answering questions about rabbis: “We thought we’d ask you about who ‘runs the Jews,'” said host Peter Sagal. They’re big on puns.
Listen to the full segment of the show below. Run the Jewels’ most recent album is Run the Jewels 3. It’s really good.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.