Two days ago America and the world got the shock of their lives when Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the USA. The billionaire business mogul and Republican candidate confounded pundits and pollsters who had predicted a Hillary Clinton win. Anger at the established political system was said to be behind the results. And the acrimonious campaigns ran by both camps seem to have deepened the socio-political divisions that have plagued the country for decades. Run The Jewels’ new song ‘2100’ is a strangely accurate description of this tense post-election atmosphere rife with uncertainty. But in a note that they posted alongside the song, El-P and Killer Mike say they cam up with the song months ago.
“for our friends. for our family. for everyone who is hurting or scared right now. here is a song we wrote months ago. we werent planning on releasing it yet but… well it feels right, now. its about fear and its about love and its about wanting more for all of us. its called 2100. we hope it finds you well.”
“How long before the hate that we hold leads us to another Holocaust?” Killer Mike asks in his opening verse. The rap duo then proceed to issue a rallying cry to the listener to not to just get scared or angry, but join their revolution. Not to pick up physical arms and fight, but to arm themselves with knowledge and make the right decisions, including who will lead them for the next four years. Take a listen and you will realize that what Run The Jewels are really preaching is love.
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