It's been two years since their third self-titled record. On the whereabouts of their fourth RTJ record, El-P of the duo stated on Twitter, "we started and are working on it but it’s not even close to done."
El-P has also been seemingly generous with providing reasons for the delay, "we just got off tour like 5 months ago. i scored a film and got married."
i know a lot of you are hoping we drop rtj4 this year so it’s only right i let you know clearly: we are not. we just got off tour like 5 months ago. i scored a film and got married. we started and are working on it but it’s not even close to done. i tell you because i love you.— el-p (@therealelp) December 11, 2018
Killer Mike retweeted El-P's statement, and left it there for his followers with a simple comment, "What he said".
Yesterday the rapper deleted his Instagram posts to start again, and opened up a bit more in his first post, "a month ago i quit smoking. a few months before that i got married. a few months before that i scored a film. a few months before that i got off tour. now i am in full RTJ4 mode and it felt like a decent time to start fresh on this app."
He also confirmed RTJ4's arrival in 2019, "before you even realize it there will be hundreds of brand new photos of me that i think i look cool in and when the time comes there will be snippets and goodies relating to the creation of our next record (dropping in 2019)."
Run The Jewels' only new offering this year was their Venom movie credits track "Let's Go (The Royal We)".