El-P and Killer Mike, the MC team that makes up Run The Jewels
, brought the fvck boy framed, politically charged, rap game that made them 2014's favorite hip-hop breakout to Conan
last night. As per usual TV studio performances, it was straightforward and no frills. As per unusual TV studio performances, there was nothing lost in translation: they wrecked it. In another rare occurrence the boys also avoided that classic moment of you're so tiny
that consistently occurs when Conan steps on screen to thank his guest performers.
Watch the duo perform their single "Lie, Cheat, Steal," off Run The Jewels 2
, available now. Hopefully they'll return to the late night stage later in the year with a performance of "Purr, Eat, Sleep" (or another title to that effedt) off their forthcoming crowd-funded, cat forward remix album, Meow The Jewels