By Robyn Collins
Run the Jewels have shared the new track “2100” in response to the election of Donald Trump for president.
The hip-hop duo, composed of El-P and Killer Mike, posted the song on SoundCloud and said they decided to release it now because it suits the tension of the current political climate.
“For our friends. for our family. for everyone who is hurting or scared right now. here is a song we wrote months ago,” they wrote. “we weren’t planning on releasing it yet but… well it feels right, now. it’s about fear and its about love and its about wanting more for all of us. it’s called 2100. we hope it finds you well.”
The emotional slow jam — which features BOOTS — opens up with Killer Mike rapping, “How long before the hate that we hold/ Lead us to another Holocaust?”
Run the Jewels’ third studio album, Run The Jewels 3, is expected to drop in the near future, with a tour to support its release starting Jan. 11 in Philadelphia and running until Feb. 25 in New York.
Listen to 2100 here: