With a little help from Portlandia.

Run The Jewels have released new album RTJ3 earlyThe follow-up to RTJ2, which was slated for a January 13 release, instead dropped last night (December 24) with guest appearances from Danny Brown, Kamasi Washington, BOOTS and Zack de la Rocha. Listen to the album in full below.

The album was posted on Run The Jewels’ website, but could have been released in a variety of other ways had Portlandia comedians Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen had their way. Watch a comedy sketch featuring the pair discussing different release strategies with Killer Mike and El-P for the album, including an elaborate death hoax.

Run The Jewels head out on tour on January 11. Watch the video for their 2013 festive single ‘A Christmas Fucking Miracle’ below.



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