Run The Jewels have detailed their long-awaited new record RTJ3 and shared new single "Legend Has It".
The 14-track LP includes collaborations with Danny Brown, Kamasi Washington, Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio), Trina, the adorementioned Boots, and Joi Gilliam.
"Holy Shit. We can’t believe we get to finally write this to you… RTJ3 IS READY!!!!" write Run The Jewels on their website. "After a straight year of work the next chapter in this madness is done. We’ll spare you too much talk but we will say this: thank you so much for making RUN THE JEWELS the most amazing experience either of us have had in our careers. We hope you feel the love and time we put in to this record and can’t wait to share it with you and see you out on the road. Whether you buy it, download it for free, steal it from your annoying cousin or hear it at a show, just know that we are eternally grateful for the love you’ve shown us. Thank you thank you thank you."
Run The Jewels collaborator Timothy Saccenti explains the ideas behind the artwork in a new statement: "For us, the RTJ1 hands were about 'taking what’s yours' - your world, your life, your attitude. The RTJ2 hands were wrapped in bandages, signifying injury and healing, which for us represented the growth in ideas and tone of that album. For RTJ3 the bandages are off, the chain is gone and the hands have been transformed into gold. For us this represents the idea that there is nothing to take that exists outside of yourself. You are the jewel."