Run the Jewels Plot A Surprise Album Drop on ‘Portlandia’

blame it on Patrick Glynn December 27, 2016

At 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Run the Jewels surprised us with their new album, Run The Jewels 3, three weeks early.

A couple days before the album dropped, there were rumors of the duo appearing on the next season of Portlandia — a sketch comedy show run by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. It turns out one of the sketches Killer Mike and El-P filmed for the show was a session on ways to drop their album by surprise.

After running through options (faking El-P’s death, having The Four Horsemen bring the album in during the apocalypse), they seemed to have settled on re-chiseling Mount Rushmore into the Run the Jewels symbol. Works for me.

Watch the segment below.