Since debuting in 2013 and especially after their second LP from last year, El-P and Killer Mike’s duo Run The Jewels has taken the independent scene by storm. Their lyrical sparring and hard-hitting production has cultivated a massive following that includes music fans, artists, and even the people at Marvel Comics; their trademark fist and gun artwork has spawned several homages and works of graffiti on walls in four continents. And today, El-P shared with the world how it all started.
El-Producto shared the email exchange between himself and artist Nick Gazin that birthed the trademark artwork:
RTJ2 is also receiving a special edition vinyl release for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and El just revealed that on Instagram, too:
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