Run the Jewels are back in the kitchen with a new song called “Let’s Go” that’s taken off the Venom soundtrack.
Originally put together for the Blade Runner 20149 film, El-P and Killer Mike explain the transformation the song made — from Blade to RTJ4 to eventually being included in the Venom movie — during an interview on Beats 1.
“We got a call that they wanted us to write a record for it, and we were like abso-damn-lutely we will write a record for Venom,” Killer Mike told Zane Lowe. “My man Nate in high school introduced me to the Venom character, and I’ve loved it ever since. Just the duality of trying to do righteous, and this rogue is just fighting with you from the inside. I thought it was a perfect match up with the Run The Jewels spirit, so the record turned out dope.”
“The essence of the music actually came from a trailer that I submitted for the Blade Runner 2049 trailer that ultimately they didn’t use,” El-P added. “I just loved it so much that I was like, ‘I have to use this.’ So basically, I had spent some time working on that, to kind of try and transform it into a beat for essentially Run the Jewels 4, because me and Mike both loved it, and we just thought it was nasty.”
Spending the last year and a half touring the world, the duo are ready to get back to work on their next album.
“I think this was a nice little chance for us to kind of get back into a vibe and it’s a decent starting point,” El-P said. “I’ve been collecting beats and we’re just going to kind of try and make the grimiest, rawest record we possibly can.”