Killer Mike and El-P have been pulling out all stops with the release of Run the Jewels 2. From surprising fans with a free download days in advance to reconstructing the album using cat sounds, and now they’ve revealed their street art initiative Tag the Jewels.
Tag the Jewels is a worldwide street art initiative for which over 30 artists across 6 continents were invited to remix the group’s iconic album cover art – two opposing hands, one forming a gun, the other holding a chain.
The artists were given a very simple brief and the freedom to express their own unique interpretations of Nicholas Gazin’s original artwork.
These signature pieces designed by respected local artists have gone up contemporaneously on walls from Los Angeles to Lagos, Paris to Jakarta, Sao Paolo to New Delhi and many more. It is the first global installation of it’s kind.
Run the Jewels is grateful to these talented artists for their generous and inspiring contributions.
Take a look at a few of my favorites below and head to the official site to see the complete collection.
– Gus Cutty (Asheville, North Carolina)
– GammaGallery (Denver, Colorado)
– Senzo & Abid (Casablanca, Morocco)
– Low Bros (Berlin, Germany)
– Harsh Raman (New Delhi, India)